well hello there

I’m back! It is so strange not to post each day…feels like something is missing in my day. However, with Little One recovering it has been perfect timing, I thought I’d pop in just to say “hello friends”…and share a few iPhone pics from this week.

I’m hoping to tackle some projects this month. I bought an old beat up hutch and am working to bring it to life again. I also found a mid-century couch frame on Craigslist. The seller just happened to live about 2 miles from the hospital where Little One’s surgery was held. So, the night before surgery we picked up a Craigslist couch! I need to make a cushion for it and cover the pillows. The filing box in between the couch and pallet bed will be getting a makeover soon too. Our little sitting area is slowly coming together.

The birds have returned and this guy gets super excited. Each time a new one lands, he pumps his fist and yells, “TOUCHDOWN!”. In his excitement he forgets to not walk on furniture. A great example for a little girl I am trying to keep off of things. Little One, by the way, is doing wonderfully. She is really crusty under her nose (blood, glue, scabs, other stuff that comes out of the nose), so I am not going to post pictures close of her face until that all cleans up.

Poppy, our cat, is so incredibly odd. She always wants to be with us and in the middle of everything. The boys put the pink box under the track to make a ‘hill’. Poppy jumped right in and strangely enjoyed cards whizzing past her head.

I added some pictures from 2012 to our photo wall.Β  Click here for more details on creating the wall or something similar…and cute pics of a little FireCracker.

Every year I order 4×6 prints and then have to cut them down to 4×4. NOT THIS YEAR! I was so excited when Mpix.com released 4×4 prints. Even better, they now have an iPhone app Tap to Print where you can order directly from your phone. So all those Instagram pictures I have, now I can just order them directly from my phone. I know there are other companies that work with Instagram, but you know I am a Mpix fan so I am excited I can easily use Mpix for these. I am also pumped about not trimming down 4×6 prints anymore

I am out of room directly above the mantle. I think I’ll just keep going across the wall…

It has been a really long time since I have hosted any type of giveaway, so I thought it would be fun to do today! Mpix is letting me give away 25 4×4 prints to one of my readers. So fun. Here are the details:

Prize: 25 4×4 prints from Mpix.com

One entry per person

One winner chosen at random

Giveaway ends on Monday, January 14th at 5:00pm US Central – Giveaway is now closed

To enter: just leave a comment on this post

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  • Carlene Danielek - I’m so happy that Little One is doing well!!! Your studio windows are just amazing….love!! And I would love to win your sweet giveaway. Thank you so much for this and for your uplifting blog!

  • Sarah D - My husband and I are getting ready to have our first baby and these would be so much fun to use to decorate and surround him with all of those who love him. So thankful to hear that Little One is doing well – what a blessing!

  • Erin - I’m so glad Little One is recovery well!

  • April K - I am also an MPix fan!

    Love that you put all those pictures above your mantle. Looks so much better than a mirror or random art.

    Well wishes and prayers for Little One.

  • michelle - Oooh, yes please! Such a cool idea. And my mom is going to freak OUT when I tell her she can order pics directly from her phone. The whole “upload phone pics to computer then download those pics to a photo-hosting site” thing has always completely stymied her.

  • Shanalea - Been awhile since I left a comment, but wanted to let you know how amazing it is to watch your family grow and go. I am happy to hear that Little One is doing well.

  • SedaSD - can’t wait to see little one’s pics with new lip and nose, as usual great captures in your pics..

  • dana - 4 x 4’s are my new favorite!! what a fun way to share the fun!

  • Barbara C - Even though I know your not posting everyday I still check everyday. You have such a joyful way of looking at things and your love for your children is clear even over the internet πŸ™‚
    I would love a chance to win thanks

  • Cathy S - Happy to see you back on I miss the daily blog entries. Glad Little One is doing well.

  • Tiffany - Poppy is so adorable! She looks just like my little tabby.

    I’m so happy Little One is recovering so well. She and all your kiddos are too cute!

  • Sarah - Pick me! I’ve been wanting to try mpix. Love watching your family with Little One…such an inspiration. Keep up the stellar mothering!

  • Jamie - So thankful to hear that little one is doing well. So good to see her there with you all…. enjoying her life with such a beautiful future ahead of her. So thankful that you were brave to follow God’s calling to adopt. We are prayerfully approaching May this year- the month that we can officially submit an application to adopt a special needs baby from China. (my husband won’t meet the age requirement until then) So your blog is such a blessing to us. Following along with LO’s journey home has been incredibly inspiring and gives us so much to look forward to. I can’t thank you enough for sharing your life with us…. because in such a big way- you encourage and inspire me more than you will ever know. May God continue to bless you all Ashley!

  • Brooke - So glad to hear the Little One is doing well! I need a cat like Poppy that could hang with my rambunctious dogs (who LUH-VE cats but can never find one the returns the feeling).

  • Jermaine D. - I love the pics of your family and am brainstorming what fun projects I could do with some 4×4 pics!

  • Monica - I love freebies! I also love all of your decorating ideas and photo tips. πŸ™‚

  • Mis - LOVE your photo wall and love that Mpix is offering 4×4’s now! Thanks for the heads up and giveaway. Glad to hear Little One is recovering well!

  • celine - i am so happy to hear that little one is recovering well! πŸ˜‰ xoxo

  • Emily - So glad you’re back!!!

  • Audrey N. - I am also an Mpix fan…just got an iphone so I have not had any of my Instagram pics developed yet…Thanks for a chance to win!!

  • Jessica T. - Praying Little One is healing beautifully!
    Cool idea with the photos!!!

  • Kelly - So glad you’re back!
    4×4 prints?! Yes, please!

  • Nichole Young - Where in the US is it so warm, that your kids can be shirtless and in shorts?….and can I come stay with y’all? I’m freezing, and I’m in (sunny?) California! Love the post, love Poppy, love that Little One’s surgery was such a success and seems to have not slowed her down much at all πŸ™‚

  • Angelina Piazza - Glad to hear your baby is feeling better! I love the idea of 4×4 prints on the wall, it is a retro-chic look!

  • Jessica - Love me some 4 x 4 pictures! And love watching your family grow. Thanks for sharing with us.

  • Em - I’d love to start a photo wall. This would be just the impetus I need to actually order my pics!!

  • gina - I’ve always loved your picture wall. I would love to do something similiar here at our Cove Cottage.

  • Chelsea - I love how your photo wall is like a timeline… how fun! I too, love mpix! Would love some new 4x4s!

  • Alisa - Your picture wall is amazing!!!

  • Shannon - Love the photo mantle idea…so cute!

  • Holly D - I was so happy to read your post today and hear Little One is doing well! What an answer to prayers! Oh and what a cool give away from MPix!

  • Ali - Well hello there back! Glad to see a new post pop in my reader. πŸ™‚ but enjoy some time away.

  • Mindy - Love everything you do. Praise The Lord that Little One is doing so well!

  • Savannah - I discovered your blog a little while Ago and now find myself checking it daily. I love your big family and have enjoyed getting to go on your adoption journey with you guys. πŸ™‚

  • the.mrs - So glad that Little One is doing well. πŸ™‚ Cuuuute house by the way!

  • Beth - Been praying for your Little One! Was just thinking it would be a good time to start a photo wall like yours!! Thanks! Glad your family is home.

  • Dana Beth - I am a sucker for instagram prints and i have never tried Mpix so I would love to win!!!

  • Jenn - I LOVE your photo wall! Goodness knows, I could always use some free pics! Fun!

    Glad little one is doing well!

  • jill - I love reading your blog. You are very inspiring!

  • Jessica - So excited to see Little One’s lip! She looks like she is recovering well!!! πŸ˜€
    Also, thanks for recommending MPix, their accordians made great Christmas gifts!

  • jina - What a blessing to be getting a break to love on all your little treasures. I’m so glad Little One is healing. I’ll keep praying you all through this. Big hugs.

    Oh, and I’m excited to see the hutch and mid-century couch when completed!

  • serena - so glad that little one is doing well!! i’ve been reading your blog for a while and you are just so inspiring! =)

  • jody - fun fun – would love this!! love your photo wall – must make one in my home – adore your site!!!

  • Mandy @ Sugar Bee Crafts - Would love to win!!

  • jay - Funny, looking at that wall in the background, before I saw it was a featured part of this post, I thought, that would be great in my hallway for my kids! And then was glad when I saw the post had detail on the grid.

    And even more excited that it’s a giveaway!!

  • Victoria / Justice Pirate - Oh this is great!! I love all the photos and your photo wall is amazing. Very inspiring. I have a huge empty wall that I am looking at now and all my friends complain that my walls are too naked. hmmmmm.

  • Rebecca - I love your photo wall, what a great idea! Sending prayers for Little One!

  • Stevie M - I am a new follower and am totally smitten with your family. Thanks for sharing your lives with me! You are truly blessed πŸ™‚

  • Dani M. - Fun giveaway! And it’s too cute to see how excited your boy is about the birds!

  • Jessica - Loved hearing from you today, so glad Little One is doing so well! Would love to try Mpix too!

  • Jenni R - I love your Mpix wall. What a beautiful idea. Glad to hear Little One is recovering well.

  • Stacey Ball - So happy to see you and the family, it feels quiet and weird when there isn’t a post in the morning from you!

  • Jessica - Glad to hear Little One is doing well! I have been thinking about printing some 4×4 pictures from my phone and this would be great! Thanks for the chance to win! Hope you all have a great weekend!

  • Elizabeth @ HobbyLobbyist - I love the freedom of digital photos, but nothing beats having an actual photo to display.

  • Whitney - Oh boy, I am loving your new craft area! And I am so happy to hear that your sweet little girl is doing well – she sure is loved!

  • Emily - I love that picture wall, I pinned it wayyyyy back in 2011 when you first posted about it but have yet to make my own. Maybe this year!

  • Sherry Eckblad - Thanks so much for the update on little one. Glad to hear she is doing okay. I love your photo wall and only recently fell in love with the 4×4 print size. I usually print and cut mine at home like you so would be nice to have someone else do it. I have downloaded the app on my phone.

  • Michelle Naomi - Love that wall! I can’t wait to be somewhere permanent so I can make one. I hang them with clothespins covered in washi tape for now πŸ™‚

  • mary liz cawley - love the photo wall

  • EmRuss - Love your blog. So glad your little one is doing well!!

  • Sarah H. - Love mpix and love the wall of photos!

  • Addie - I love your blog, just sayin! Glad surgery went well! I’m hoping to do a photo wall soon! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Auburn - Fun! I love me a giveaway!

  • kayla - i love watching your sweet family and all your pretty ideas!

  • katy - oh goodness, so much to be thankful for!!!!!

  • Maggie - So fun to hear from you today! So glad that Little One is healing well!

  • kristen - I love your site and mpixs. I am so happy for your family and finally seeing you all together.

  • Cindy Bahn - Dig that crazy cat – that picture made me laugh out loud!

  • Renae - What a fun giveaway!! I had no idea they had the app and now will finally have printed photos around my house! Can’t wait. Thanks and so happy to hear Little One is healing well. God bless.

  • Jen - New reader to the blog, so this is a first intro to the photo wall, and I LOVE IT. Such a great way to share memories as a family. I hope I will someday have a home to call mine and a wall PERFECT for photos.

  • sarah M - Glad your little lady is recovering well πŸ™‚
    Sarah M

  • Barbara - Do you have to live in the US to qualify for the giveaway?? Or can I still win if I’m in Brazil????

    I’d love to see Little One’s face, even crusty!!


  • Keilah - Oooh, those 4×4 prints would be great for lots of projects!
    I love craigslist finds too! I wish it was warm enough to work on furniture here, but 32 degrees is not ideal for working or painting out in the garage. πŸ™

  • Andrea - What a great give away!!! I am always getting Instagram pics printed and I would love to try out the new ap. thanks for sharing.

  • Gynnab - Love the kitty racetrack!

  • Rebecca - Used mpix for Christmas cards! Wonderful experience.

  • Melinda D. - Glad to see you back!

  • Natalie, the Chickenblogger - Hot diggity dog!
    I was having enough fun browsing this post,
    with all of your fun catch-up newsiness…
    I had no idea there would be a prize-chance
    at the end.

  • Kirin - So glad to hear that Little One is doing well! You and your family are so blessed to be all together. Here’s to a speedy recovery!

  • B. - oh nice! Would love those prints.

  • pinksuedeshoe - I love the pic of Poppy in the basket! My daughter got some tracks for Christmas and she has loved playing with them. Also, thanks for sharing the Mpix app! Wahoo! Going to download that one now, and thank you (and them) for a fun giveaway. I love the idea of having more printed photos in my home. It’s one of my goals for this year.

  • jaclyn m - love how easy it is to print! hope im the big winner!

  • Claire - Just ordered prints with mpix and I’m so happy! I got my first dslr and I can’t wait for your next class to start!

    I’d love to start a photo wall!

  • Christi Kurtz - You inspire me often!

  • Nicole - What a great idea for a picture wall!

  • Jocelyne - My first son is eight months old am I so look forward to having his life documented–even if it only 1/16 as beautifully documented as your family!

  • Hannah - Love Mpix! I have been wanting to try their 4×4 prints. So glad little one’s recovery is going well. Praying her lip continues to heal quickly!

  • Sarah - Been meaning to print pictures for a while of our little guy. Love square things….cards, business cards, journals. Love the idea of square prints!

  • Linda - Feels weird to not read a post each day! Glad you all are doing well. Love your blog so much.

  • Jacey - I would LOVE the prints!

  • meg - I’ve never used Mpix for the 4x4s. I always print my own! Gotta try this now!

  • Nicolle S - Thank you for the giveaway MPix and Ashley πŸ™‚

  • Jillian - Firecracker’s hair is getting so long! Your family is beautiful Ashley.

  • Jenna - I am so happy to see a new post! I look forward to this every night after work. You are an inspiration to me!

  • Brendazzle* - So glad to hear that Little One is doing so well.

  • Kimberly Dial - I love the pic of your “fab five”, all on the couch (under the chalkboard) is my absolute fave … just too precious for words πŸ™‚

  • sarah k - So glad your Little One is doing well!

    And I want a cat like that!

    And 4 x 4 prints sound fun, too. πŸ™‚

  • Mary Heather - I’d love to win! I need about 1/2 of the energy you seem to have!

  • Allison B - Mpix rocks! Glad to hear recovery is going well! Poppy totally reminds me of a cat I had when I was little – we named her Booger (still trying to figure out how we got away with that!), and she would do anything or let us do anything to her just to be around us. πŸ™‚

  • Mary Pat - Love the 5 on the couch! Being able to get all your treasures in one picture is bliss, no?
    Would love to print some 4x4s with mpix too…maybe we’ll start a wall hanging tradition as well.

  • Lori - Good to “hear” from you. Thank you for updating us on your sweet baby girl. So glad she is doing well.

  • Erin - So glad Little One’s recovery is going better than expected! I’ve missed you daily blog posts!

  • Jennifer S. - Thanks for updating!! πŸ™‚ I am so jealous of the natural light in your house! I had no idea mpix was offering 4×4 prints, what a great idea! I have just the space for something like that.. πŸ˜‰

  • wendy - So glad you’re back and that everyone is so happy! And yay for furniture-fixing-up!!
    Your photo wall is so lovely πŸ™‚

  • Katherine - I’ve been an avid reader of your blog for a little over a month now. So much fun hearing your updates and seeing your life through artsy pictures. Very inspiring!

  • Amanda B. - Oh my, the photo wall is so amazing! So happy Little One is over the first surgery hurdle, wow, it’s so unbelievable what modern medicine can do! Praise God.

  • Megan B. - I love the 4×4 prints on the wall! I would love this in my house! πŸ™‚

  • Kristin S - That wall is one of my favorite things in your beautiful home.

    and, yea for mpix!

  • Michelle - So happy for your sweet break and for little one’s healing!

  • Katy C - I’d love to start a photo wall like yours. So glad to hear little one is doing well.

  • Jurga - Every morning before going to work I check out your site. It was hard couple of days to not see any updates πŸ™‚ Happy everyone is doing well!!! Happy healing!!

  • Aj Robinson - I truly enjoy following your blog, your travels, your crafts, your photography (would LOVE to take your class) and how your love for your children and family shines throughout! Thank you for the giveaway. Heal quickly Little One!

  • Carrie - So glad you decided to say hello. Don’t know how you possibly get anything done with five little people, but I love seeing your studio coming together – inspiring.

  • Amy L - So very glad Little One is recovering well. What a brave girl. What a fun giveaway, too!!! I am new to the world of iPhones and Instagram; so getting started by printing them off would be awesome!!

  • julia - What a fun give away and glad your daughters doing so well!

  • Shannon - Thanks for the opportunity to win the prints.

    Been following you forever! πŸ™‚

  • nadine - Those prints look awesome!

  • LuRae - Missed you and updates about your family, especially Liitle One’s recovery.

  • Julie - So happy the Little One is doing well! And thanks for the chance to win πŸ™‚

  • Katey - So glad to see ya back on! Enjoy your crafting. And so glad to hear that the healing is going well. My 2.5 year old prays for her often. πŸ™‚ Thank you for being who you are and doing what you do.

  • Lydia - Fun idea! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Heather - Great pictures!! We’re praying for Little One.

  • Rebecca Ross - Been thinking about your little family. So glad Little One is doing well. Your family is beautiful and your life is such an inspiration. Blessings!

  • lisa E - Love the Cat!! My husband would prefer that cat over mine .

  • Bre @ ~roomsFORrent~ - WOW so cool, what a great prize!! I love your photo wall, how precious that it starts with your oldest!! So cute πŸ˜‰ ~Bre

  • Jamie - Goodnees look at that wall! I love it. Also that couch? Hello beautiful! Kind of jealous.

  • Amber - Yay! So glad to “hear” that Little One is recovering well. Like all of your regular readers, I feel lots of love for your family and have loved watching it grow. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Tawnya Smith - Hello there! My kids keep asking about how Little One is doing…so glad to hear she’s doing wonderfully. I’m so anxious to see your diy furniture overhauls! Thanks for offering the giveaway too – would love to try out mpix prints…have heard such good things!

  • christie - cool photo wall!

  • Rae - I just ordered my first set of instagram prints from Prinstagram. I’ll have to give Mpix a try next time! Glad the precious baby is healing well!

  • Brooke Bostelman - Ashley- I’m so happy Little One is recovering well. I am in school to become a SLP, so hearing her and your family has touched me to no end! What a special little girl! πŸ™‚ Love your idea of 4×4 prints..we just remodeled one of our rooms and I’m a huge picture fan, so this idea may be covering a few walls too! πŸ™‚ You are wonderful!

  • marianna laughlin - u r encouraging to me to become a more positive and fun mom

  • seriously sassy mama - I love that are more options for printing instagram pics. They are some of my favorite pictures of my kids.

  • Ashley Elrod - OOO these are so so cool! Love them πŸ™‚

  • Lynn Osborne - Love the wall. I am so happy to see Little One in the midst of things and healing.

  • Lori ME - We’re having our first baby any day now… This would be the perfect way to start our own gallery photo wall!

  • Lisa F - Beautiful pictures. I’ve been following your journey for a while now and my thoughts are certainly with Little One and your family during her recovery

  • christa - love the squared pictures! so glad they are starting to print them places.

  • Jenny - I love this wall! And, I need to order some 4x4s! Such a fun size πŸ™‚

  • annaO - I love mpix! After hearing you rave about them, I ordered my Christmas cards through them and also an accordion mini for my grandma’s birthday of all her great-grands. They were very prompt and everything looked great!

  • Donna Thompson - my first time leaving a comment! Thanks for sharing your ups and downs with us. Keep up the good work! πŸ™‚

  • Amanda - Thank you for sharing. So glad Little One is doing well!

  • Ashley E - Love your style for your home, and what could be better than 4×4 prints?! Super excited to try something with 4x4s. πŸ™‚

  • Carol - I love all the cute pictures of your little ones! What a great way to display all those photos! Glad little one feel well enough to be right in the middle of things!

  • Kim Matthews - I just love your blog, I love your home and I love hearing about your family. Thanks for sharing your joy!

  • Tracy Janney - I absolutely love your mantle! I can’t wait to try my own!

  • Anne - Glad to hear your sweet girl is doing well. Surgery is a big deal!

  • tammy - Glad to hear Little One’s surgery recovery is going so well. I have been through several surgeries with my youngest and down time is definitely needed! I don’t comment often, but have read your blog for several years and every one of your posts has always inspired me. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Tricia F - I’m new to your website but enjoying your updates!

  • Amy @ PaintWineRepeat - So good to see that everyone is doing well! Cats just can’t be away from the action!

  • Natalie - So happy to read that Little One is doing well! Praise the Lord! I love reading your blog and your pictures are beautiful!

  • Mallory - Would love this, I’ve been wanting to print my instagram pics forever!

  • Jessica - Thank you so much for sharing your family with us! I love the photo wall and would love to do something like that in my home! πŸ™‚

  • Tinapow - I have sooooooo many 4×4’s I want o print out!!!!

  • Amy - I am in love with your photo wall….and so excited that MPix has 4×4 prints!! Off to download their app onto my phone!!

  • Elise - Your family is beautiful!!! The pictures of you and Chris with Little One in those first few moments always make me cry. Such love, such tenderness, such beauty! Thank you for sharing your journey with us!

  • amy - i keep coming to your blog every day expecting a post and then remember that we are on a break!

  • Lauren - Ugh, accidentally posted a comment under the wrong post! Whoops! It is sooo great to hear an update and such a great one at that! Glad Little One is doing so well. πŸ™‚

  • Jodi Storlie - Oh I love 4×4 prints!!

  • Zoey - So glad the whole family is doing so well! πŸ™‚

  • Kristina - Yours is my favorite blog!! I have been so blessed by reading it. Would love to have some more pics of my kiddos. I am bad about printing them. Sending prayers for little one.

  • Heather McDonald - I laughed out loud when I saw Poppy in the box with the boys racing cars past her. Not your typical cat! πŸ™‚

  • Jen - Been praying for Little One and all of you! Every post makes me cry. So grateful for your love and ministry to your daughter; it’s an inspiration.

  • ae - I would love the pictures! Thanks!

  • Lili Tankersley - So fun!

  • Cary - I’m not sure I’ve ever commented before, but I love Mpix as well so it’s a good day to start :-). My parents adopted a little girl from China with a cleft lip/palate the same week my son, their first grandchild was born. Their daughter/my lil sis got chicken pox while they were picking her up so they were stuck in the country for much longer than planned. 6 years later though lil sis and baby boy are each others best friend.

  • Julie Klinge - So glad to hear Little One is doing well. I love your blog- you’ve been an inspiration to me in more ways than one! Thanks!

  • Dee - Love Mpix and your beautiful blog!

  • Katherine - I love your image wall! I’m also excited about another instagram printing option, since I have a few pictures I’d really love to print!

  • Lindsay P. - So glad to hear Little One is doing well! Continued prayers for her quick recovery!

  • Kendra - Sweet pictures!

  • Ali - So glad that Little One is doing well! πŸ™‚
    I’d love to try this mpix service. I have so many instagram photos that I want to print.

  • Rebekah Moser - The photo of you holding Little Once and both of you are crying just chokes me up every time. Such a beautiful photo of such raw emotion.

    Love your style.

  • Chantelle - I’ve missed your posts this week, but glad little one is recovering well. Yeah for Mpix!

  • Lauren C - Isn’t is just the way for adventurous little boys to teach their sisters how to jump on the furniture. We have the same thing going on at our home. Also love the cat antics. Very cute.

  • Molly - cool photo wall! that cat is odd.

  • Meryl - Ohhh, I’m just getting ready to re-do my photo wall, so this would be perfect!

  • Kimberly Baker - Pick me! Pick me! {I’m always encouraged by your posts…always bring smile!}

  • Julie - I love your house so much. It is seriously the cutest house I’ve ever seen!

  • Georgette - i love your mantle wall. your simplest projects are the ones that always makes the biggest impacts! would love to make something like this

  • Abigail - great mpix giveaway!
    I love the wall of pictures idea

  • Elizabeth - I love Mpix.com and I love giveaways! Thank you!

  • Caroline - This is probably my favorite giveaway yet! Wonderful!

  • Jami Blackham - So glad to hear that Little One is doing well.

    And I am green with envy every time I see your big windows with natural light coming in!

  • Liz - I am excited to be able to print my instagram pics!

  • Cindy From NY - I am so happy that Little One is doing so well. God is good, all the time!

  • Amy - I love your picture wall. That is a great idea!

  • Erica G - Couldn’t help but notice that in your pile, my all time favorite image from your blog was sitting on top (left side). I’ve never seen a mother’s overwhelming love ever captured so honestly as it is in that pic of you and Miss Song.

  • Annaliese - Absolutely love what you’ve done with your studio!

  • Brittany - We ordered our wedding guestbook from MPIX. Such great quality! Would love to win!

  • Karen - Love the option of easily printing Instagram photos right from the phone. Thanks for sharing.

  • Agnes - It would be so nice to get 4X4s for my new picture frame!

  • Natalie Mitchell - I love that photo wall and would love to start one of my own! Thanks for all the great posts regardless… you’re an inspiration!

  • Tara S. - I’m so curious how you go about choosing the pics you put up for each year. How many do you allow yourself to choose and how do you go about selecting them? I have so many!!! I know you do, too πŸ™‚

  • Stef Arnold - I love the way you decorate and all the pictures around your home! this would be such a fun one to win πŸ™‚

  • Frances - I’m so happy Little One is doing so well!

  • Katie Jo - great picture wall! πŸ˜‰

  • Heather Pettett - I’m so happy to see Little One doing well. I wish all of the best for your beautiful family!

  • Mary - Picture wall … awesome idea!!! But with all the great photos you take, how do you choose the ones for your wall of fame?

  • Jamie - have been trying to find the best way to print my IG pics! thanks for this new info!
    i don’t comment often, but i have truly loved reading your blog! πŸ™‚

  • Kristi - So happy to see an update from you today. It sounds funny to say but I miss seeing updates everyday! Praying for y’all and cannot wait to Little Ones beautiful smile again!

    Ps. I’ve used the Mpix app and I am a huge fan! Would love to get a few prints for the new year!

  • Ashley - I am wondering about how to revamp a couch?

  • tricia fisher - The giveaway is wonderful….and overjoyed for the surgery success

  • Sarah Louise - I’m so glad Little One is doing wonderfully! Her story – your family’s story – is so heart warming. I look forward to your blog posts, and am inspired by the compassion and love in your family.

  • Kristin fulghum - Your family could not be any cuter!!

  • jenny denysenko - love mpix, and currently just have an iphone, so that leaves me with a lot of instagrams and with three littles we can never have enough pics of them, or at least i can’t get enough.

  • Siew - I was just looking at a blank space in our house thinking this project would look great it.

    So excited for you and your family and all your adventures.

  • Leslie Poe - That shot of you meeting Little One for the first time with both of you in tears still gets me all choked up!

  • Natasha - Pick me please cause I love instagram and mpix and square prints!

  • Hillary Lytle - Love your blog. Love your little family.

  • Gladys - I just discovered your site recently and have been following you since then. I’m happy to hear that LO is doing well. Love the photo wall!

  • Tara - I love mpix! I have the app on my new iphone 5!!! And, I love your blog.

  • rebecca - i would love to see if mixpix deliver to australia. it looks like such an amazing site with so many options, i would be super keen to explore.

  • Amanda Aragon - Love this blog. Your focus on the positive encourages me to do the same.

  • nancy - My daughter told me about your blog, so GLAD she did. Your blog encourages my heart daily and I have been missing your daily posts. Do love your picture wall and 4 x 4 prints. Would love to win some myself. Thanks for having this give-away.
    Blessings to you and your family!

  • Elizabeth Nelson - Thanks for sharing your journey with us! I would love to begin chronicling my family as you do too – this giveaway would give me just enough of a push to do so. Thanks!

  • Megan - I just love the vibe that your photos show of your home life. I’m sure it’s loud. I’m sure it’s crazy. But they are so obviously loved and seem so content to putter around each day.

  • Gretchen N. - I am SO bad at printing pictures! This giveaway is perfect for me πŸ™‚

  • Kay - Love me some 4×4’s!

  • Lisa Owens - Your wall is darling and inspiring. Would love some 4x4s!

  • chole - Yall are so sweet. Love this glimpses of your family

  • michelle m. - Lovin the 4×4, ty, MPix!

  • lyn - What a great post. Great to see projects happening, Little one doing well and to be reminded I have to get on my own 4×4 wall.

  • jenny - Love the photo of all of their sweet little feet sitting on the couch together! So precious.
    I am so glad little one is doing so well. πŸ™‚

    And, of course, i would love to have some free 4×4 prints- who wouldn’t?!

  • Becca - love your fun wall! so glad little one is doing well.

  • Vanessa - I would love to start a wall of photos like you did. If there were only more hours in the day…

  • JenD - Awesome give a way!!!! I love mpix so much…love how currently they stay and love that they have 4x4s!! Wishing you all and Little One a continued amazing recovery!!

  • Jenn - Would love to win this to print off the pics I have of my new baby!

    Glad to hear she’s on the mend!

  • Teresa S. - I love your blog. I am so happy that Little One is doing well. I have been praying for all of you. That photo wall is great. I may be stealing that idea for my new house.

  • becky - would love to win the mpix prints!!!

  • Tricia - love mpix!!

  • Morgan Wilson - FUN giveaway! So glad to hear your little doll is doing well in her recovery.

  • Marne - Thanks for the chance to win – love mpix! And thanks for sharing your time, talents and family. What a journey you’ve been on over the last year. It’s been a pleasure to watch God work in your family’s life. Our youngest son has spina bifida (which actually means spilt spine.) His back was open at birth, exposing his spinal cord. He has had 13 surgeries to date (he is 4). And while I know his condition is very different from Little One’s, I could completely relate to many of the things you’ve shared regarding special needs, surgeries, hospitals, etc. It’s a journey for sure, but one that God has blessed us to be a part of. Eyes are opened and perspectives change. Blessings to you and your family!

  • Kirsten Dehmlow - Mpix is great. I am going to order my sons senior pictures from them.

  • Shairee - Thinking of and praying for your sweet wonderful family!! Thank you for being such a great example of whats most important!!

  • Alaina - your home is so lovely… I’m glad Little One is recovering.

    Ps- MPIX is awesome =)

  • AnnDee Reiff - Love your photo wall!

  • Julie Sims - Love reading your blog!

  • MJ - What a great giveaway! πŸ™‚

  • Angie - I adore your blog…and your little family πŸ™‚ I just know we would be fast friends if we ever had the chance to meet (but i’m quite sure everyone who reads your blog feels the exact same way!)Thank you for all the little peeks inside your home- your style is an inspiration to me!

  • aneta Nina - I enjoy reading your blog and love Mpix myself! YAY for Little One and her vibrant spirit!

  • Amanda - Glad you’re back!

  • Katie Sellers - Would love to print my instagram pics! Thanks! How many pictures do you add from each year–it must be SO hard to choose your favorites! Also, are your pictures of your kids (playing, reading, in the studio) taken after they get home from school? Is it just your two oldest that are in school? Just feels like our afternoons are limited after school πŸ™

  • Leah - Loving everything about every picture in this post. Prayers for Little One and your entire family. πŸ™‚

  • carson - there is something missing from my day … y’all. thanks for the post and give-away.

  • Carrie - need to figure out which wall I am going to plaster… πŸ™‚ do i tell my husband first, or just do it… πŸ˜‰

  • Toni Z - I love your photo wall!!

  • Heather - I have been looking for something like this! So awesome!!

  • suzie12 - I’ve really enjoyed watching your journey! Glad surgery went well.
    Thank you for sharing.

  • Krista - I love reading your blog and looking at the beautiful photos of your family! A life long dream of mine is to one day adopt, your story is very inspiring. Hope Little One is doing well πŸ™‚

  • ashley elle - i love your photo wall above the mantle and the mantle itsel. all of your diy projectd are so inspiring!

  • Holly R - First of all congrats on Little One’s sugery going well! I hope you have much more happiness to come with you newly expanded family.Second I’d love to win these prints especially with my newfound love of photography. I never thought I’d love photography until I picked up a camera! It’s like I have a new view on life and I’d love to frame some of those new views!

  • Jessica - Love this blog! Would love to win my first 25 mpix!!

  • Lisa M - Glad to see a post! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Jenny - what a fun giveaway! you are inspiring- as always!!

  • Tawnya - Welcome back, even if only for once a week!!

  • Amy W - I am a huge Mpix fan! Please toss my name in the hat! Thanks.

  • stephanie - Love the photo wall and love your blog. You have the sweetest family and I have enjoyed watching little one become part of it πŸ™‚

  • Grace - I have been following your posts for over a year now and am so inspired by your faith, love for your family, and your creativity and talent. So glad that Little One is recovering so well! She is just beautiful!Blessings!

  • becky dunnell - love seeing the changes in your beautiful family!

  • Lisa Shafer - Love the pics….Love your style! Glad to hear that Little One is doing well!

  • Fliss - I will bite… I will love to win πŸ™‚

  • Amanda C. - You are so fun and creative!

  • Ashlee - Yay!!!

  • Darcy - What to say that hasn’t been said before- your blog is ministry to me. And I guess that can’t be said too much. Thank you.

  • Kara Kieran - That wall is fabulous! i love the sepia tone on all of your pictures!

  • Katie - Cool idea- love Mpix too; thanks for reintroducing them to me last year. So pleased with their quality prints.

  • Tara - I am super pumped about the instagram to Mpix option as well!! Many prayers and thoughts for your Little One:)

  • Nancy - I would love to win these prints πŸ™‚ Happy to hear the little one is recovery nicely

  • brittany - I love watching your kids grow up & seeing how you guys do life so gracefully. Plus I miss Oklahoma a LOT. Your pictures always give me a little taste of home. Prayers for complete healing for your little one.

  • Lisa K - I am a new reader and I just fell in love with your blog/photography!

  • Heidi Daniels - Have followed you the past year and have smiled and cried along with you and your family! Praying that Little One heals quickly!

  • Ashley Anne - Sending lots of healing wishes to little one, love your blog!

  • Becca - I love love love your photo wall πŸ™‚ I love that mpix has 4×4 prints now too!

  • amanda - Oh, its so good to see you back!!! I’ve missed stopping by!! Glad to hear little one is doing well. And how lucy, a Mpix giveaway!!!

  • Elizabeth holder - You are such an inspiration – please don’t ever stop blogging !! And thanks for doing this giveaway

  • Neha - Even I feel that something is missing from my day if I don’t read your post..so good to hear from you…it’s really wonderful to be a part of your incredible family through your posts…m looking forward to new projects from you…till then enjoyii your time wid little one n other kids…love to all of you..

  • Paige - So glad to hear Little One is doing so well! =)

  • Nanette R. - I think we need a cat that can handle Hot Wheels…too much fun. It must warm your heart…all 5 on the couch. Blessings to you!

  • Meg T - One of my goals this year is to actually print my photos, so we can enjoy all the fun memories we make. Thanks!

  • Amanda @ Our Humble Abode - I love your photo wall. Such a fun way to display tons of photos and memories. Also, I found a couch very similar to yours a few summers ago and refinished and upholstered it. Here’s a link if you want to check it out: http://ourhumbleabodeblog.com/2011/06/15/warmer-no-hot-bench/ Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Nan Ellsworth - I stumbled onto your website several days ago because of your “best bubbles” recipe…I found it posted in Pinterest. I flipped to your blog home page and began reading about Little One. Then quickly searched my way back to the very beginning of your life with her and read forward. Loved that you took your oldest boys to receive her into your family. I am blessed by every post. The love your family shares emanates from the screen through every picture and the descriptive way you write. Last night I sat at Dunkin with a friend talking about our faith, our trials, and I started telling her about your blog, the adoption journey, your older children, your extended family, and the way you soaked in every detail of Little One’s cleft smile and kiss before surgery. She and I had tears rolling down our cheeks as we talked. I know you have many readers and I’m sure each is profoundly impacted through your blog. i just want to personally say “Thanks for sharing”. God Bless.

  • Nicole - My mom and I have been texting each other the instant we see new news/photos of Little One…! Our prayers have been with your family. God is GOOD!

  • Michelle - Love the picture wall…someday I’ll have a space to do that with and I’ll send you a pic! =) Thanks for all your creative inspiration…it has been so motivating for me!

  • Diane Histand - The last order we got from Mpix we wern’t sure if we were happy with or not? Yet, don’t know who we would use. I don’t do a lot of prints, mostly use them for handouts (wallets, christmas…) Please enter my name.

    Thanks for the updates on little one and your family. So glad for Little One’s progress. Children are so resilient!!

  • Joanna - I do admit, I miss reading your entries every day. However, I’m happy for you-having a little more time. So happy Little One is doing wonderful. Love your full wall of family pics…might have to start one of my own πŸ˜‰

  • dawn - i’ve been meaning to try printing 4×4’s…so fun!

  • Kendra - Love Mpix!

  • Crystalyn - I really love your photo wall. What a sweet story to follow along with. I have a big blank wall that would work nicely for a similar project. You’ve got my brain turning!

  • Gracie @ Kitchen Table Art - I found Mpix through you and have ordered a few things! I love their work and would LOOOOOVVVVE to start a picture wall also πŸ™‚ Right now i’m in a rental house so i’ve gotta come up with something else to put them in first

  • Andrea@KnittyBitties - I love your wall of prints!! I also love MPIX & Instsgram … win-win!

  • Anna - Just placed an mpix order yesterday and noticed their new 4×4 print size! So exciting!

  • Alyssa - I love mpix!! Thank you for the fun giveaway!

  • LindseyP - You are an inspiration! Love seeing your sweet family πŸ™‚

  • Alicia Johnson - Happy to hear life is getting back to normal. Yeah for mpix giving away things for free!

  • Karen May - I’ve never used MPix but thought I’ll give it a try…this may help me get going sooner. πŸ™‚ Cheers and blessings!!

  • Stephanie Dorvinen - So glad Little One is healing well and everything is coming together happily for you, I have laughed and cried right along with your posts, glad you’re back! πŸ™‚

  • Andrea - Order prints directly from my phone? Yes, please! I love what you’ve done over the mantle. I’d have to mount it to plywood or something though.. military life means always being prepared to move.

  • Colleen - So glad to hear little one is doing well! Your Mpix giveaway sounds like fun! I’ve been wanting to give them a try…

  • Jamie L - Love the idea of that photo wall.. how cool to look back over so many years and have them all there together! Would love to win.. πŸ™‚

  • Deanna H - Can’t wait to give Mpix a try!

  • Kate H - It’s so great to hear Little One is doing well! Thanks for all your inspiration. πŸ™‚

  • Jennifer - Ooh I love mpix and would love to see how Instagram photos turn out on there new 4×4’s!

  • Lindsay Witwer - Thank you so much Ashley for your heart! Love your blog! Praise God for you and your family.

  • Alicia - Love the collection of photos. It gives me some great ideas!

  • Jessica H - I’m so happy to hear your little one is recovering well!

  • Kayla Megan - I absolutely adore your photo wall and can’t wait to have one of my own. Praying for your sweet Little One throughout this healing process.

  • tracie - I am so glad the surgery when well. I wish the best for your sweet family. So excited about your wonderful give away. God be with you.

  • Jen - So fun to see things come together in the studio. Thankful that you are blessed with a cat that loves to be in the center of things. I would love to win some pictures! Praying that Little One will continue to recover well.

  • olga - I absolutely adore your house!!! If only I could convince my hubby to decorate like that. And im so glad little one is doing good! We’ve been praying for her πŸ™‚

  • Cindy Steffan - We have a strange cat like that as well πŸ™‚

  • Suz McA - praying for your family, ashley…. especially Little One. thanks for sharing your story…

  • kassieandjoe@gmail.com - So happy to hear little one is doing well!

  • Val Strande - i love your picture wall.
    Such a great idea.

  • Tara - Pick me! I LOVE Mpix. And I’d LOVE some free photos!

  • Megan S. - what a perfect way to start a fun photo project πŸ™‚ so happy you all are doing well!

  • amy cornwell - 1st of all, so happy to see the update and that things are going well. I hope you’re hanging in there momma! 2nd, love your gallery wall and have wanted to do this…maybe 2013 is the year! Thanks for the opportunity to get it started with some free prints πŸ™‚

  • Kelli - πŸ™‚ I have been trying to find a place to print 4×4 pics for a while now! Thank you for the tip!

  • Nichole - I’m so inspired by your style, but I’m so chicken to get up and try it. Maybe winning this will actually make me so it. I love mpix. I use them a lot.

  • Maria DaCosta - I enjoy every single craft idea of yours but, this one exceptional! Thank-you for sharing your talent and allowing us to celebrate your beautiful family with all of us…..

  • Andrea - My sister-in-law gave me your blog address to follow–and I’m hooked. Thank you for sharing your beautiful adoption story. My husband and I have been thinking more and more about adopting, and so seeing you with your little girl has been so wonderful. Thanks you.

  • lisa - love the photo wall!!

  • Katie - 4×4 prints?! yes please!! and i love that you can order from your phone. ps. that pic of all your littles feet on the day bed… precious!!

  • Jessica Ellertson - So glad to hear that Little One is doing well!

  • AnnKC - I love mpix too! I’m so glad her surgery went well!

  • Sarah - I would love to win this! I’ve been wanting to print my instagram pics πŸ™‚

  • merideth a - well you are missed from my daily reads… but i am sure it’s a good break. and nice score on that couch!
    i love mpix!

  • BritneyD - Hi! Poppy is so funny with the cars whizzing by her head!

  • mandy - So thankful that Little One is doing well! We continue to praying for her and all of you!

  • emilyonthemoat - Thanks so much for posting today, your blog is such an encouragement!

  • Aimee - How wonderful! I’d love to start our picture collection off with these cute pics! Thanks!

  • Heather Bowser - Great giveaway!

  • Alyssa - I love that Poppy! πŸ™‚

  • AshleyS - So glad to hear that Little One is recovering well. Your story has been such a source of blessing, encouragement, and inspiration to myself and so many others. Thank you for sharing a beautiful portrait of grace and faith in action!

  • Ashleigh - I am so thankful you posted today. I was in need of reading one of your posts as it always gives me inspiration. I luve with beauty surrounded by me and with gratitude bursting from my soul. Yet, I find that your blog gives me an opportunity to read and find beauty during the day when I am having trouble on my own. I don’t know that you read all your comments, but in case you do – thank you.

    Leaving a post just because it felt right today…

  • Ashley Anne - Sending well wishes to little one as she recovers~! Love your blog!!

  • Candy Foster - I love reading your posts. There is so much feeling in your writing.

  • Shannon - Love Mpix! And love your boys – and the cat!

  • Sara Morin - So glad things are getting back to normal for you and Little One is healing well. Missed your posts each morning. I started using My Publisher based on your yearly photo book posts, but have yet to try Mpix. Can’t wait to see your new projects come about.

  • Billie - May God continue to bless your sweet family.

  • Mere - I have been following your blog for several years now. Thank you for sharing your beautiful adoption story (and your everyday stories too!). I am so happy Little One’s first surgery is successfully behind you! We have 5 happy, healthy kiddies and we are dreaming of adopting a baby boy from China…
    Love the 4 x 4 prints! Love your ideas!

  • Lindsey - I am excited about this giveaway….I love mpix!! I also miss your blog everyday but completely understand!! Glad Little One is recovering well!

  • Sarah - LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your photo wall!

  • Amanda B. - I am so excited about the printing directly from my phone option! Can’t wait to check it out. I definitely want a photo display like this in a smaller scale in my sewing room that’s currently a work in progress.

  • Sundee - I love your photo wall and I love that it begins with your oldest’s ultrasound!! Great way to integrate family photos into your everyday living space!!

  • Jennifer Rae - I love your picture wall! I want to start one of my own.

  • Caitlin - What a great display! 4x4s are full of possibility!

  • Brittany - Your wall looks great! I love photo memory projects!

  • Martina - I’ve really missed my favorite blog this week but I’m happy to hear Little One is doing really well.

  • Christian @ Modobject at Home - All five of your little ones make me smile. I’m so thankful that the littlest little one is recovering well.

  • Lexi - Very happy to hear that your Little One is doing well! Many, many people have had your family in their thoughts and prayers! I found your blog not long before Little One came home and I have been so inspired by your story and your creativity. Thank you so much for sharing!

  • Vicki - Beautiful wall…such a great way to tell the story of your family.

  • Danielle @ 2 Little Superheroes - Your family is such an inspiration to me. Thanks for sharing with us!

  • Lynn - Thanks for the post today!!!

  • Krystina - OMG I love mpix 4×4 prints, I’m in the process of slowly ordering like 5,000…ok I’m exaggerating but I truly do have to split them up because I have too many photos to print.
    I was happily surprised to see a blog post tonight. It’s part of my ritual to have a cup of tea and read your blog so my morning routine has been a bit off, but I’ll survive. Everyone needs a break from time to time. Enjoy it!

  • Bincy - Yep, just looked over to my wall on the left and thought what a great idea!

  • sara c - Love your photo wall!!

  • lucy - Pick me…pick me πŸ™‚

  • angie webb - So glad to hear Little One is doing well!! I absolutely love your photo wall!

  • Whitney - Yay for mpix!!

  • misti d. - I love your blog:) your a great momma and have a beautiful heart.
    Thanks for the sweet giveaway.

  • Tammia - Glad to have you back! And so happy to hear Little One is recovering well. Kids are amazingly resilient, aren’t they?!

  • Tiffany - I have been wanting to try out 4×4’s/Instagram prints as well as MPix!
    Awesome give-a-way!!!

    (Also…love your setting area and happy little one is on the mends)

  • Emilie G. - that repair looks amaaaazing!!
    looking forward to those crusties being gone!

  • Amanda - I have a brand new spot to display some IG prints so this would be awesome to win!

  • Jenny - I am so glad to hear Little One is recovering well. She has been in my prayers. I think Poppy the cat is awesome! Love the way she integrates herself into the boys play.

  • Leslie - OMGoodness, that midcentury sofa frame is TDF!!! Mucho jealous here!!! Oh, and I wouldn’t turn down the MPIX photos πŸ™‚

  • Melissa - How fun that they do 4×4 prints now… love it!

  • Jennyroo - When I think about your family, it makes my heart feel full. God bless you all, from the biggest to the littlest and all the sweet ones in between. I am glad that little one is recovering well. They have amazing capacity for healing at that young age.

  • Tina - You are my photography inspiration! And love the Tap to Print app too!

  • Katie Casey - Hi Ashley!
    I feel like I know you, though I’ve never posted a comment. I am a speech pathologist from Upstate New York. Your posts are so genuine and I look forward to then daily. Little One melts my heart. I work as an SLP with kids her age. πŸ™‚ God bless your little family and thank you for sharing your life with the world.

  • Debi White - Love your posts and pics, the colors & kiddos just make it refreshing! Thank you for sharing!

  • Colleen S - Mpix is really great!!
    So happy Little One is doing well. πŸ™‚

  • Megan - I just love all of the windows in your studio! I bet the light is just amazing throughout the day.

  • Brooke H. - So glad you have taken the time you need for you and your family. Take care. Thanks for sharing so many ideas. Looking for a place for my own 4×4 wall. Getting ready to hit send on my mpix app. Fingers crossed on the give away.

  • Carrie - So glad little one is doing well! Really wished we were real life friends! I find you so unbelievably awesome and inspiring… And i mean this is. Totally uncreepy way!!

  • the whyte house - I was so excited when I got the email from Mpix about this, too! It’s the little things in life, right? πŸ™‚
    And you are guaranteed to get a huge sigh of awe and wonder from me every time you post photos of that new bright window!! Love your new space. πŸ™‚

  • Jenni - Love the new 4×4’s… I’ve been wanting to make the photo wall, AND your faux mantel. What did you use for the little wood rounds below the mantel? Is the wood covered in glass or plastic?

  • Crystal - Would love to see what Mpix is all about πŸ™‚

  • Jackie Briggs - I LOVE all your posts! You have invoked so much creativity in me. My house is slowly starting to look like how I imagine it to look in my head… and I’m totally inspired by you!

  • KatieM - It’s so nice to drop by and see a new post! I’m glad you’re taking a break, but I’ve missed the daily treat! Thanks for a great giveaway, too…

  • Allison - I truly enjoy reading your blog and seeing your pictures!

  • Megan - You all always look like you are having such a fun time!
    Blessings to you and all your little ones!

  • Lisa - So glad to her Little One is on the mend. I have the perfect project in mind for the mpix giveaway!

  • amy h - You are so creative! I can’t wait to see what you do with the couch frame and for an update of Little One’s healing! God is so good.

  • Kate @ Songs Kate Sang - First of all – I adore mpix! and 4×4?! Yay!

  • Heike - Love your photo wall! I want to do something similar above my fireplace πŸ™‚

  • Jessica - Longtime fan of your blog!

  • natalie - i am FREAKING out over these 4×4. i ordered a small amount right before christmas to add a special touch to packaging & they are so perfect. i love the square format. it makes any photo instantly cuter. thanks for this giveaway!

  • Nicole Quiring - 4×4 prints! AWESOME. pick me.

  • karen - those windows!!!

  • Vicente - Love your photo wall. Would be stoked to win some prints and start a photo wall for our family room. Thanks

  • Sandy - Thanks for a shot at a freebie. So fun!! Glad to hear Little One is doing so well.

  • McLain - So glad that your Little One is doing well! I love that photo wall.

  • Grace Tolman - so glad things went well with little one’s surgery and I’m jealous at all of your great finds lately. I can’t wait to see the finished results once you’ve put your magic touch on them.

  • Jenny - That would be an awesome tradition to start!!

  • Cassie - I ordered Christmas cards from mpix this year after always hearing about them from you. I LOVED them so I know winning 4×4’s would be quite the score! P.S. I think your bird watcher and my boy could be friends! Animal lovers that use the couch as a jungle gym- kindred!

  • Katie - I started following you on Instagram right before Little One’s surgery and your blog break. It’s like the “Lite” version of Under the Sycamore πŸ™‚ Love it!

    Excited about the giveaway — and to know there’s a resource for printing 4×4 instagram photos.


    PS. Your cat Poppy is hilarious!

  • Heather - Yay for Little One healing!
    I have heard such wonderful things about MPix and am looking forward to using them in the future. I don’t have much experience working with 4×4 images but they seem fun, and I would love to get my Instagrams printed. GREAT giveaway. πŸ™‚

  • Victoria - Gosh, you have such a beautiful family! Full of spunk. Little One is darling as ever!

    I would love to have my insta’s printed out! How neat!


  • Tiffany K - Love to hear that your sweetie is healing well! Can I just say that huge photo is so cool! You children are going to love that so much when they are grown and out of the house!

  • Kimberly Oyler - something feels like it’s missing in my day without you posting! i’m just pretending like every day is a saturday. your studio is beautiful. and you got me hooked on mpix, sooooo pick me!

  • beth marie - i literally have sat down to order a bunch of instagram photos 3 times over the last week and never finished up. maybe i will and get to order them for free!

  • Loan - So glad to read that life is treating you well as Little One recovers! Hope to read and see more posts and pics soon! Stay strong and positive. Sending the family best wishes!

  • Alaina tippey - Seeing your girls together makes me want to have another πŸ™‚

  • Jill kunz - Such a neat idea!!

  • Megan A - Love how you display your pictures!

  • Jess - Looks like little one is doing so well!

  • Laura @ The Turquoise Home - I would love seom 4×4 pics and to try out MPix. Sounds like the perfect combo. Thanks for hosting!

  • Carol - Winning would be amazing. Great to hear how your recovery is going!

  • Jaime Hill - what a cute idea! so happy to have found you!!!

  • Emma! - I would LOVE to win this!

  • Britt - Love what you’ve done with your pictures and would love to so something like it!

  • Jennifer - I love me some mpix too! your photo wall looks great!

  • Laurie h - Such a great blog. Makes me laugh to see your kids in tees & shorts. It is freezing winter snow in my town.
    I love mpixs too.

  • Maria - So happy everything is going well with the healing.
    That kitten is adorable!

  • Sophie - so glad Little One is doing well. I eagerly await your posts to hear about her. Your family is often in my prayers.

    I’ve always wanted to try Mpix so it’d be a delight to win!

  • Debbie K - Even if I don’t win – I am going to sign up for an MPIX account. No more cheap prints! Go quality or Go home! Thanks for the post!

  • Marit - So glad that Little One is doing well! And, I would love some mpix pics! πŸ™‚

  • Amy Arroyo - I would love to win this! We have so many images that need printing of our awesome baby girl, Charlie.

  • leslie - so glad to hear little one is recovering well. she is strong, beautiful, and lavishly loved!

  • Allie - Love reading your blog! Your creativity is remarkable and your love of life inspires me. Thank you!

  • Natalie - Love the couch! Love the picture of everyone’s feet! Love the collage wall and have been wanting to do one in our play room. I am going to finally get all those Instagram pics printed! So excited about mpix. Glad to hear little one is recovery well.

  • Carla Ridyard - Yay!!! Love this idea! prayers for little one that she continues to heal well!

  • Candice S - Oh I would LOVE those! I’d print some fun instagram pics for the playroom.

  • Alisha Bellene Huff - I want you to come decorate my house! You have the cutest kids and decorate so incredibly. Anyone could walk in and just feel at home with y’all. So glad Little One is doing well and I love the new couch!

  • Dacia - I hope I win!

  • Sandy C - Such happy kids! Not really a cat person myself but that Poppy is too funny!

  • Dawn Ritchie - Love seeing your updates and can’t wait to see Little One. I was showing my daughters her pics from the last few posts and my oldest started calling her “babies” Little One. It was really sweet. Thanks for the chance to win some prints! Can never have too many.

  • Sharon - Lots of fun stuff going on over there! Except for stuff coming out of the nose part, that doesnt sound like fun, but totally worth dealing with! I bet she’s still just as cute as can be! πŸ™‚ excited to see the projects you are working on! And thanks fore the giveaway!

  • Rita D. - I rarely comment, but I stalk your blog regularly. Your home is beautiful and it’s wonderful to see little one doing so well.

  • lacey - Love your blog!!!

  • Grace - I would love to start a photo wall like this in our home! I am the worst about printing off my photos, but maybe now I’ll have an excuse πŸ˜‰

  • Tiffany - Yea! i have a wood couch that I need to redo too. Its beautiful but needs some love. I was thinking about whitewashing it but now sure yet, and I definitely need to make new cushions for it. I look forward to see what you end up doing.
    I am very excited to hear about the 4×4 pictures….I want to create an instagram wall too. so fun!

  • Kristy - LOVE mpix. Would love to win!! Thank you πŸ™‚

  • Taralynn Dixon - Pick me, pick me! I am horrible at ordering prints, but maybe, just maybe, once I am able to hold something tangible, well, I may be your next best customer! πŸ™‚

  • Holly - I just tried mpix for their 4×4’s for the first time and LOVED them. It would be great to get some free ones (documenting my first’s life – he’s 3 months now).

  • Selina - Awesome wall. Would love to use that idea. Glad little one is doing so well.

  • Kim - So glad little one is doing well. Would enjoy the giveaway.

  • audi g - Ooooo, would love to do this! Prayers and well wishes!

  • Lia - Yayyyy Instagram pics!!!

  • Kira - I love that wall and I would LOVE to win some 4×4 prints!!! I’ve been wanting to do something similar for a while and have been putting off getting prints. Thanks for a chance to win!

  • Rachael - I enjoy your blog. I am a crafty, eclectic decorator, too & feel you offer lots of inspiration. I also have 4 children under 7 so its nice to read that I’m not the only one suffering the blessed craziness of living with lots of tiny humans!

  • Cass - LOVE the 4×4 pics. Little One has my heart – it’s amazing how your pictures can evoke so much emotion. Thank you for sharing a glimpse of your sweet family. I look up to you as a mom. πŸ™‚ *hugs*

  • ChelseaJoon - I’ve started collecting 4×4’s myself, so many fun little projects ahead!!

  • Lynnette - Mpix is wonderful and your project has always inspired me. What a delightful giveaway!

  • Debbie C - Missed you Ashley! Love the midcentury couch frame.

  • Jolie - I’m so glad to hear you’re all doing well, and that Little One’s recovery is going smoothly…I’m sure having her family around helps no end with that!
    (and I was super excited to see the MPIX 4×4 options as well – the first thing I thought was that now it will be easier to add to your wall, ha!)

  • Jeannette - I discovered the 4×4 pics and think they at great. I made a little banner with some. So glad to here Little One is doing well.

  • Kelly d - Love the small glimpses you share of your beautiful family. Your photography and writing is truly inspiring to me. Prayers for Little One’s recovery. Thanks for the giveaway!!

  • Laura W. - So happy to hear little one is doing well! Would love to start a photo wall of my own soon πŸ™‚

  • Eliece - I LOVE this wall! It must be a joy to see every day.

  • Nichole - I am ready to do the picture mantel over our fireplace and 25 4×4 pics would be great!!

  • Kylie Borgias - What a beautiful wall!

  • Debbie - Great to have an update about your family! I am SO glad Little One is doing well.
    Thanks for the chance to win as well!

  • Jennifer - I love mpix! I’d love to try out their 4×4 prints, too!

  • Felicia Johns - I very much love your photo wall above the mantle! What a wonderful way to display photos! πŸ™‚

  • Jenny B. - So nice to hear from you! πŸ™‚ I know this is totally random, but I LOVE the dollhouse on top of your kitchen cabinets!! I am such a sucker for little houses. I’ve been trying to figure out what to do with that area above my kitchen cabinets, and now I have a new idea. πŸ˜‰ I would love to win some 4×4’s from Mpix! I ordered our christmas cards from them this year, and they are stellar. I also ordered a 5×7 of one of the photos I used on the card, and got a copy from Walgreens and one from Mpix. The difference was amazing. I’m sold! πŸ™‚

  • Cara Yeh - Thanks for all your inspiration!

  • Tiffany McHugh - I am super excited about this giveaway because I am starting my wall this year! Can’t wait!

  • Nancy k - Love reading about your family….and super silly kitty :). Thx for the giveaway!

  • Jess - Your mantel looks so great…and your kids are super sweet. Can’t wait to see your finished projects. And YAY that Little One is doing so well. I would love to win some MPix pics!

  • Michelle - I thoroughly enjoy reading your blog posts. There is always something new to learn. Thank you for sharing so freely. You are an inspiration.

  • Jessica Owens - love reading your posts!

  • Marissa - I’m so inspired by your family wall and all your photography!

  • Brenda - Glad you are back home, praying for quick healing!

  • jessica - That is a great giveaway. I am testing out instragram print sites so I will be able to print my project 365 instagram style with ease (jess2013project365). I got 6 (minimum order) printed with foxgram and liked them…easy to use. Next I will test out another (can’t remember the name, have it book marked). But I do like Mpix, so I will have to try them as well.

  • Olivia - Love the photos telling a story of your family history up the mantle!

  • Emilie - Best wishes for Little One’s speedy recovery!

  • MaryEllen - Several weeks ago I discovered your blog and was so intrigued that I spent the next 2 days going backwards to read from the first. You are such a family full of love and compassion. Oh my, the children are being raised in such a loving, sharing, caring household!! And then to reach out to adopt a beautiful Little One is awesome, and such a working for God. She is full of life, curiosity, and adventure and now has been given the opportunity to reach out and go far not worried about her birth defect because of the loving and accepting parents she has. Her surgery has already significantly increased the loveliness in this wee ones face. She is a rare beauty!! Now her real personality and speech can develop and she will show you many rewards for the step you took in giving her a chance.God has blessed many in this family. Thank you and Bless you!

  • Sarah Crosby - LOVE your wall of pics….. obsessed with mpix!

  • Mindy - So happy to hear the recovery is going well!

  • Katy Jo - Happy to hear Little One is healing so well. Can’t wait for the debut of her new smile! Love the giveaway too!

  • Jeni - I love love this idea!

  • Becca R. - it’s nice to hear a quick update and see some pics! love your blog, love mpix, what a great giveaway! πŸ™‚ get well soon Little One!

  • Betsy C. - I can’t wait to see your prints spread along the wall! I’ve always loved those and have tried the hot glue in my home. Your little sitting area is looking adorable, what a great reuse of the pallet bed. Also loving the drawings of “Home” on your living room chalkboard. So sweet! Hope Little One is continuing to do well!

  • cherron - I love your photo wall and would love to start one of my own!

  • Rebecca - I just love reading your blog! AND, it’s been such a gift to read/watch your adoption journey, as some day, my hubs and I would LOVE to do the same! You inspire me πŸ™‚

  • Ashley A - Oh yay! I love 4×4 prints!

  • mindy - i just started project life & am in need of some prints to start my few weeks!! eee!! i do love how the pics look above your mantle!!

  • Chasity - I absolutely love your photo wall idea. and i also never considered how spectacular 4×4 prints are. they are a perfect summary of a 4×6! and i usually have that extra couple of inches of background space that really doesnt need to be in the photo!

  • Becky - I don’t know who you do everything you do…Hope little one has a wonderful recovery..

  • Allison - So glad Little One is doing well! I love seeing and hearing about your life as a mom. It’s also been great to hear your vulnerability and worries and joys at Little One’s change. I will continue to pray God heals her and you in a special way through her surgeries.

  • Michelle - I know you don’t write everyday right now but I still check everyday. Glad all is going well with Little One.

  • Paloma - Can’t wait to see Little One’s pictures again! You have absolutely amazing kids!
    Love the idea of the wall with pictures from Mpix!

  • Kathy - Just got the app excited to place an order.

  • stephanie - please take photos of Little One with her gunky crust for yourself if not for us πŸ™‚

    funny you are choosing an mpix giveaway as i just decided to give them ago last week. i am building a small photography business from home and although i am satisfied with my initial printer company, i love your photos and your opinion certainly does carry a lot of weight!

    count me in on the giveaway πŸ™‚

  • Maria Grace - yay!

  • christine rowan - i just adore your family..so inspiring.

  • Anna - I come to work every day, and start by looking at your bilog, if there are any news :). It’s a habit, and although i know you are occupied with more important things, it’s still the thing i’m gonna do.
    I’m glad youre family is doing so fine.
    The pictures look perfect.

  • mathildel - Perfect… Your kids are perfect, you are perfect, your house & studio are perfectly completed, your photos are … perfect, even your cat is perfect! πŸ˜‰ Thanks for sharing with us xxx

  • Emma C - Such a lovely idea! Can’t wait to start a photo wall of my own!

  • Jackie McCobb - I love your picture wall!

  • Jordan - Yes please! So happy to hear about little one’s progress! And can’t wait to see these furniture makeovers!

  • Pamela - Your studio is amazing!

  • Emily - They are the cutest kids.

  • Denise - Love the cat in the box!

  • Lynn - So glad you were able to stop by to say hello and share some new pictures of your family. It is wonderful to hear Little One is recovering well. Thank you for the giveaway and hope all of you have a relaxing weekend !!!

  • julis - I’m glad that little one is recovering well..
    thanks for the giveaway!

  • Melanie - Always sweet of you to share the little things in life. Praying for a speedy recovery for Little One. -Melanie

  • Adrienne - Was just going to order some prints but I will wait til Monday:) so glad Little One is doing well!

  • Kathy - Lovely photos and I love the cat in the box, very cute. Her lip looks amazing such good surgeons and she is such a darling

  • Kimberly Troth - So glad Little One is doing well πŸ™‚ I LOVE your photo wall!! Yay for an Mpix giveaway! BTW….so nice to see a post….miss not reading daily (but totally understand)!

  • Michelle Morrow - Your creativity inspires me! You truly are an artist that knows how to capture real things in life, things that matter. Simplicity! Enjoy reading your stories, keep posting.

  • emmybrown - I don’t even particularly want to win…but I did want to comment! πŸ™‚ SO lovely to hear from you so soon! I sure hope God doesn’t lead you to stop altogether! πŸ˜€ And clicking over to see adorable little Firecracker……the BEST thing ever! Thanks so much for making my morning tea time so lovely.

  • Terry Hodges - Love your little birdwatcher! All your kids are precious, and I read your blog every morning unless I am unable! God bless you πŸ™‚

  • melyssa - so happy little one is recovering well:) thanks for this awesome giveaway!!

  • Paula Koziol - So glad Little One’s recovery is going well!

  • Kim Brody - The 4×4 photo wall touches my heart. I would love to do one just on a small scale in my daughter’s room sharing her adoption story. Thanks for blogging!

  • Karen - Thanks for the inspiration! I haven’t tried Mpix yet.

  • Julie Moore - Love mpix. Thanks!

  • Tamara - So inspiring

  • Crystal Prychidko - I was thrilled to see your post!!! I have become a daily reader so I was bummed not to have your blog to read.

    So glad Little One is doing so well after surgery! The one pic you posted on instagram when Little One was in your arms after surgery, was a beautiful pic!! I loved it!

    Enjoy your hiatus and I look forward to reading when you return!!

  • emily schultheis - I love the picture wall! So glad Little One is doing good!

  • Heidi - It is such fun and such a blessing to read your blog – I check it every day. Thank you for your honesty about life. And I love all of your DIY projects!

  • Amber - Love mpix… and your mantle!

  • Fawn - My heart is full that you all are so happy and Little one is doing so well post surgery.

  • Cathy - I so enjoy seeing your children in their everyday moments and am so happy that all went well with Little One’s first surgery.

  • MelissaM - So glad you are doing so well! You cat makes me smile and that photo of your wee ones on the couch speaks volumes. Love mpix – so glad they are offering 4x4s now.

  • lindsey - i have been wanting to do this project for so long! I would love the prize to give me the push to get started!

  • Alicia - I’ve been trying to think of a plan for how to decorate with 4×4 photos. Would love to give my project a kick-start with MPIX! We just had our first little one so it would be a great time to start (although I am not sure if I could restrain myself and not fill the whole space with photos I already have taken (how have you been able to wait to fill the wall?) *glad Little One is doing well!

  • Marissa - I love your wall and that beautiful image of your family in the heart of your home!

  • Shay Brazeal - You have the best cat for a non-cat person!

  • Andy - glad to see you back. hope little one is recovering well. looks like she has lots of love to help her. πŸ™‚ the wall is awesome.

  • Jen - I have been meaning to do this! Winning would get the ball rolling g for my 4x4s!!

  • Catherine - I love your photos so much – they are such an inspiring record of your lives. So much beauty. Also, that couch is such a great score!!

  • Jennifer Wade Winston - Shameless attempt at an entry here! I have the mpix app and LOVE it! They are amazing and I am grateful you introduced me to them! I ordered 5 calendars the other day and am in love! Xoxo

  • Jess Z. - I love the race track…where’d you get it? Love the photo wall too πŸ™‚ Thanks for the giveaway!

  • HollyM - I’d love to win. It’d be nice to actually get some of the great pictures printed that I’ve been taking thanks to the SnapShop I took last year. πŸ™‚

  • Amy - i’m so happy that things are getting back to normal in your home. I’m going to miss the every day posts. The first thing I do when I turn on my computer is go to my reader and see how little one is doing. She has a special place in my heart along with her family. Bless all of you.

  • kari signe - So happy to see everyone well especially little one. Can’t wait to see the results of your projects. Also fantastic give away!

  • Anna Vollmer - Ooh! I’d love to win!

  • Laura - So happy you’ve had a good week! And thanks for the give-away. Looking forward to getting creative with Mpix, too!

  • Julie T. - I was excited to see a post from you today.

  • Tonya - Holy shiznits, that’s a lot of comments.

    Glad Little One is doing well. And I’m glad to see that my kids aren’t the only ones that climb on the furniture πŸ™‚

  • Melanie - Yes, please! My husband and I have been plotting what to do with our instagram pics and this would be perfect!

  • Jaclyn - Glad to see that little one is up and feeling better! Wish you all a happy healthy 2013!!!!

  • Ruth Abel - 4×4 is such a fun size! Planning on doing a lot of Instagram printing this summer. Can’t wait!

  • Tamara D - love your blog, love mpix πŸ™‚ broke right now so cant print off all the fun things to make my home more.. home-y

  • Tracy - I never posted a comment for your last post, but I must say, I too miss the pictures of Little One before the surgery. She looks amazing right now, the doctors did a great job. However, you opened my eyes to a beauty that I had never thought of before and I am going to miss reading about that. Thank you for sharing your life online…it really has been a pleasure to read.

  • Amy - So glad to hear that Little One is doing so well. I’ve missed you…but I’m glad you’re taking a break. I hope you get some time to work on your projects this weekend!

  • Claudia P - what a beautiful way you capture everyday life with all your little ones!

  • Rebekah - My husband and I will be moving overseas soon and taking our two month old with us. I’ve been looking for something small we could take that could capture what our lives are like here and the people who are dear to us.

  • Seamingly Sarah - That would be so much fun!

    ps – when you see all 5 sets of feet in a picture it must make your heart soar – to feel complete that they are all there!

  • Allison - I’m so glad Little One is doing well!!! I too have a list of projects that include refinishing furniture. I’m looking forward to their new look!!! Thanks for the giveaway!! πŸ™‚

  • kelly - I love your picture wall! I’ve been holding off on hanging any pictures on a wall I’ve dedicated in my home office because I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do. I think I know now!

  • rebekah - So glad Little One is doing well! It’s weird not seeing pictures of her and Firecracker every day, so I’ve been perusing your archives to make up for it. πŸ™‚ I can’t wait to see Little One’s new smile!

  • Crystal - Little One’s progress melts me! God is so good. Your blog brings so much joy to me. Thank you for all you share with this Internet world! That photo wall is incredible! Any chance you could let us know where that beautiful white rocking chair is from that sits right by your living room mantle?

  • Crystal O. - I am so happy to hear Little One is doing so well. I love your picture wall and already looking for a place to start my own.

  • Erin - I’d love to win some 4x4s! Thanks for always having such an inspiring blog – I’m glad you’re taking some time off for yourself, but I’ll be glad when you’re back, too!

  • Christy - So glad to hear that things are getting back to normal at your house:) I am terrible about actually printing pictures, so this would definitely give me a boost!

  • Jerri-Rae - I have sooooo many pictures I would love to print out…b/c all of our cameras/phones are digital now, I never print them out…just saved to my computer…this would be a GREAT excuse to print them out!!! Keeping Little One in our prayers…

  • Audrey Hukari - So glad to hear your little girl is recovering well! Watching a baby go through surgery is terrifying.

  • Leah - So glad to hear that little one is doing well! Thanks for the give away πŸ™‚

  • Rachel S. - So glad to hear from you! Your blog is a breath of fresh air! Have a wonderful weekend. πŸ™‚

  • Maegan - So glad you’re back and Little One is recovering well!

  • Amber P. - Hoping to print my first Instagram pics!

  • Natalie - Wishin’ and hopin’

  • Johnnal Salyer - I would love to win the prize, but mostly I am so happy that Little One and everyone else is doing so well during this transition time. Be blessed!

  • Haley - I’m happy to hear Little One is doing well!
    Also, I am IN LOVE with that wall! I plan on having one like it in my future house.

  • D - Glad little one is recovering well after her surgery… love those little feet of hers! 4×4 prints… lovely… have a row of 12 empty frames waiting for this exact size. Good luck to everyone.

  • natalie - love the wall of photos!

  • Danyel Brown - I love your blog! You are So Awesome and so is Little One!!

  • Sarah Wright - So glad to see that Little One is doing well! Praying for your family πŸ™‚

  • Katie - Glad to hear life is getting back normal for all of you! Thank you for letting us know what Mpix has a 4×4 option now!! WooHoo!

  • Jamie - LOVE Mpix!! Keeping my fingers crossed.

  • Rachel Turner - Yay for small conviences to open up the time to spend with your lovely family!

  • Jessica Zdyb - I have been wanting to try Mpix and this would be a great way to get started!

  • amber peters - TOUCHDOWN! Love that! haha! And i’m so glad Little One is doing well.

  • Cooperb3 - Our poor cat is a very patient and loving cat as well. My 17 month old is very ‘loving’ and likes to pack him around everywhere he goes and sweet kitty just puts up with it. πŸ™‚

    Pics would be awesome to get a start on my on wall! Thanks for offering!

  • Aja - Great giveaway!
    I can’t wait to see your couch and hutch. And, of course, pics of your beautiful Little One πŸ™‚

  • Lizzie C. - What an amazing way to display photos!

  • Cate O'Malley - I love mpix’s tap to print app – super easy now to get those pics out of my phone and onto the wall. Now I wish they’d create an instagram photo album next because I want to print all my instagrams from last year into an album, but can’t find a good and economical way to do it … yet.

  • Summer - I tear up every time I see the picture of you holding Little One for the first time! I am glad she is doing well with her recovery! πŸ™‚

  • Ginna - I am so happy to hear Little One is doing well! I was just saying I needed to print out some of my Instagram pictures. πŸ˜‰

  • Madaline - How awesome! So proud of Little One!!

  • Erica - I get such inspiration from your posts, views and photography!

  • Meredith - I LOVE your photo wall and am so glad LO is doing well.

  • Jan Murphy - i love that wall. I bet everyone who enters your house just stops and stares for a loong time. What a beautiful story those pictures tell!

  • Melanee - Love all of your pictures. I just started a photo wall going up my stairs and free prints would be a perfect addition. So glad Little One is doing well.

  • Julia - mpix is my favorite photo site as well — excellent service, fast shipping and highest quality πŸ™‚

  • Keli B. - i really enjoy your blog. i especially love your photo wall. i’ve never tried mpix, but would love to check out their 4×4 prints!

  • Hanna - So glad to read that your little one is healing and doing better. Thanks for the chance to win a giveaway.

  • Ruth - Thanks for sharing your life and for the fun giveaway!

  • Liz - I love your wall! How fun to see all those special moments each and everyday πŸ™‚

  • Jenni - So happy to hear that Little One is is well πŸ™‚ Your studio is absolutely amazing! The sitting area is perfect!

  • Amy - I really enjoy reading your blog. I also live in Oklahoma. So happy that Little One is doing well.

  • Sara - Love Jesus….it’s one of our family rules also. Love this post.

  • Jessica - Happy to hear Little One is doing well with recovery!
    Your studio is looking amazing!
    Great giveaway also! πŸ™‚

  • Jessica - I would LOVE to win this! And LOVE your photo wall!!!

  • bonnie - i just love your studio space. what a fun place for the kids to enjoy as well as you. such a praise that little one is healing so well! we praise the lord. thanks for sharing your life with all of us.

  • Kelie Kageler - Hello from Texas! πŸ™‚
    I am so glad little one is doing so well! I love your blog and ALL your wonderful ideas! πŸ™‚

  • Kim - I don’t think I’ll never not cry when I see that photo of your husband crying holding Little One. Never fails to bring tears to my eyes.

  • Abby - Planning to throw my son a “First Year in an Insta” birthday party! MPix will now make it so much easier to decorate!

  • Kaia - Love love love your blog.

  • Amber Campbell Hibbs - I have been instagramming my daughter’s childhood so this would be perfect. πŸ™‚

  • Melissa - I’ve been praying for Little One Ashley! Glad to see she’s doing well.

  • Rachel D - you have the best eye for design and I am always so inspired and intrigued for what’s next! Your heavy heart seems a bit lighter now that Little One’s had her surgery and recovery is well under way!

  • Betsy - A happy update and an mpix giveaway. No better combo:)

  • Lisa - I can’t remember how I found your blog, but I am so thankful that I did! I am a Mother, and amateur photographer. Your blog inspires me in many ways. Thank you for sharing your beautiful life, talent, and family! πŸ™‚

  • sarah - So glad to see little one is doing great! I’m loving your new couch and can’t wait to see what you do with it. AND i’m stoked to here about the mpix app. i hope they have it for droid as well? i’ll have to check that out. there are several of my instagram pics i’d love to get printed and ordering from my phone would be so easy!

  • Sarah - Win or Lose I think Mpix just got some majoy buisness out of me! Love this!

  • Stephanie - I love your style! And your posts always leave me feeling at ease. Thank You.

  • Kristie C. - Long time reader, first time commenter. I have tried MPix because of your recommendation and have been very pleased. And I really enjoy your daily posts and following along with your family journey.

  • Brenda - I am so glad to hear that Little One is feeling better. Praying for her healing to go well and for things to get back to normal for all of you. Thank you too for the chance to win some prints. 4×4 is the perfect size for scrapping. πŸ˜‰

  • nicoleigh - I have been looking in to printing some Instagram photos. Thanks for sharing about Mpix!

  • Heather - Love Mpix. Although I miss your daily posts, part of the reason you’ve endeared yourself to me is the value you place on your family. I’m so thankful that you can devote your attention to Little One right now…right where it needs to be. Your studio is so amazing! I love all of those windows and light.

  • Maria - So glad to hear little one is doing so well! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • katie - i too was SO excited about the tap to print app…got it the first day it was out! dangerous!!! πŸ™‚

  • Kathy M. - So glad the Little One is healing. What a beautiful smile she had and will have. Your family is precious!!!

  • Kathy t - Thanks for posting updates. I’ve been thinking of you and your lovely family with your surgery struggles. As they say, This too, shall pass.

    Thanks for the MPix tip! Totally ordering pictures whether I win or not!

  • tracy - So glad that you are enjoying the time with your kiddos. It was nice to have a post from you today though. πŸ™‚

  • Christine - So glad that Little One is recovering so well! Thanks for the update and giveaway πŸ™‚

  • Renata - I am glad that you are taking the time that you need. I am sending you all the best wishes while Little One is healing.

  • Brandy - Awww I’ve missed you! I’m so glad Little One is doing well. That is crazy that Poppy just sat there while cars wizzed by! Cats are very strange.

  • Nicole - hooray for recovering and enjoying time with the fam!!

  • Kathryn Hager - Yeah! I am a mpix fan too!!

  • Christin S. - I’d love to add more to my 4×4 print wall!

  • Megan - I’ve been wanting to try out the new Mpix app! Just haven’t had time to get around to it. Thank you so much for the giveaway!

    Also, little ones smile looks beautiful before and after. Her after is one of the best I have seen…you can hardly tell, as bittersweet as that is. Prayers for her continued recovery and peace in your heart about her new smile.

  • Kari S - So glad that Little One is healing nicely! I love seeing all the photographs of your precious family!

  • Kellsey - love your blog, your photos, and your wonderful sense of style. i hope to have a house and a family as great as yours one day

  • Lennie - Love the picture wall. Glad everyone is doing well at your house and you are getting some time to create!

  • Jen Hauer - Love reading your blog and love printing pictures!!

  • Kim - so happy to hear Little One is doing well πŸ™‚

    thanks for the 4×4 picture tips, I’ve been wanting to do something similar πŸ™‚

  • Rachel P - I really love your beautiful, inspiring, REAL piece of Internet-land πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing your world with us!! And thanks for this awesome opportunity to win mpix prints!! πŸ™‚

  • Amy - Yay for healing well! I love to watch your boys being awesome brothers! I hope that will be my boys when hey are older! Thanks for the giveaway! I’ve used Mpix from your recommendation! Amy @ gasudimack(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

  • Carolina - Would love to win!

    Glad everything is going so well for you πŸ™‚

  • Alicia Millis - Yay giveaway!

    haha your cat pic made me laugh, so funny!

  • Amy - Beautiful as always!

  • nikki - Love your blog! I love the idea of the 4×4 prints! They would be great for my Project Life portfolio!

  • Robin Canter - I’m ooo-ing and aahing over the wall of pics. I want one now.

  • Jillian - I love your photo wall! What a fun idea!

  • April Russell - So glad to hear that Little One and your family are doing well.

  • Sonja - It is such a joy and inspiration reading your blog everyday. I follow a lot of blogs on Google Reader but I don’t have much time I skip down to yours. Would love to win the giveaway. Thanks!

  • Becke - Love your beautiful home…and inspiration!

  • Mikki - so happy little one is doing well! was following your updates via instagram and facebook! lovely to see a new post from you <3

  • Julie - Excited to be entered into the contest.

    I also was thinking about leaving a comment for you yesterday, so good timing. I’ve been reading your blog for awhile now and have been so encouraged by your momma love for little one and her lip. My nephew was born with a cleft pallet but I was in my early 20’s and not a momma then so it didn’t really make me think much. Yesterday a friend had a sweet baby girl with a cleft pallet and some other malformaties. I was so ready to see the beauty that God had created in this little girl b/c I was reminded of this by you. Unfortunately, this sweet little one passed away hours after being born. She has been restored to full health in the Lord’s presence, praise Him for that. But thank you for reminding us all to see that all have been created in the image of God and all have been created beautifully and wonderfully!

  • Ashley H - Love your blog! Glad to hear Little One is doing well!

  • Sara - LOVE LOVE LOVE that she’s healing OK, hoping it has only strengthened the attachment process that she had surgery. And LOVE LOVE LOVE MPIX! Love your 4×4 collage! I want to do something similar w/ a pic of my DD on every family day, she will have 16 from the day we got her to her 18th bday, perfect for a 4×4 collage of 4×4 pics!

  • Michele Vest - You can never have too many photos. Love it!

  • Kathi - So glad to resume morning coffee with you! And especially thankful for Little One’s recovery!

  • Tonia Grant - Love your blog….thanks for the chance to win.

  • Abigail C - I’m so glad Little One is doing well! Poppy makes me laugh. I think cats have gotten a bad sterotype, because I’ve known so many “atypical” cats I’m starting to think all the sterotypical cat needed was a little love.

  • Christy Sullivan - Would love to win!

  • Jenny - I love the mpix app on my phone!!!! You home looks so lovely and cozy, as usual. Love the pics of your son looking for the birds!!

  • erica buck - LOVE THIS WALL! I am ordering photos this month to start our own in our family room! With 3 kids I’m never going to get all of “LIFE” scrapbooked! Hope I Win!

  • Meredith - Glad to hear that Little One is recovering well – looks like things are back to normal around there πŸ™‚ I love MPix – thanks for a great giveaway!

  • Alycia - I love Mpix!

  • Kimberly E - Love mpix!

    I am happy to hear Little One is doing so well. Prayers and well wishes for her recovery.

  • Annmarie Kopey - I heart your blog and your story and square prints. Maybe this is my lucky day!

  • Amanda Kimsey - Want this! I have a lot of pics I want to print!

  • Karyn - It’s good to “hear” from you! I’ve been reading your blog for a long time and I love to watch your family grow. Thanks for sharing with us!

  • Amanda Kimsey - I want this… I have a lot of pics I want to print!

  • LauraH - I have really enjoyed your blog! Thanks so much for sharing your life with us. I miss it when you don’t post, but I understand! Your family is precious!

  • Jenny Wenzel - So glad little one is doing so well!!! Praise the Lord!

  • Donna - I’ve never used Mpix, but I’d love to get some 4×4 prints!! I’ll have to check it out! Glad Little One and the others are doing great!!!!

  • Jessica - I pray you enjoy your break, but also pray you don’t fall out of love with blogging! Glad to hear you are all well, continuing to pray!

  • Samantha - I love Mpix!

  • Sandy - Your little guy watching the birds reminds me of the days I let my now nearly 19 year old stand on the back of our couch and in our triple window sill at age 2 or 3 doing the same thing. Can’t believe I allowed that, lol. Sweet memory.

  • Crystal - So excited about the 4×4 prints too!! and so happy for y’all that Little One’s surgery went well!!! πŸ™‚

  • Urska - Oh my gosh, this is the best giveaway in 2013. I LOVE Mpix. They are the only place I use for pictures too.

  • Kristin - Your family and home are such and inspiration for me.

  • Jenn D - I love your new couch!

  • Monica - Hello Ashley!, I am so glad always to see you, I mean to see a new post. I love always your pictures, seems to see pretty easy and I know is for a normal day, but you always have the artistic touch. πŸ™‚ I am so glad that Little One is doing great. Well have a nice weekend.

  • Jenna - I am excited about mpix and 4×4 prints. I may just have to get some pictures printed too! πŸ™‚

  • Melissa B - 100% understand the break, but I miss your posts! Love the Mpix prints!

  • Lora - Thanks for the giveaway and I really, really love your photo wall!

  • Jill - Free photos!!

  • Molly M - Beautiful pics! I’ve loved following your journey.

  • Debbie - Poppy is so cute!

  • Sarah - So happy to hear that Little One is doing so well… bless her little heart! I LOVE mpix! Just ordered my first prints from them at Christmas… would love the 4×4’s too… may just have to start a photo wall too!

  • Kate - i love mpix! thank you for sharing your story. it’s beautiful.

  • nycole - Yay for 4×4 prints!!!!! I have been wanting to start my own wall and this would be the perfect chance! <3

  • Cheri - I L.O.V.E. your blog. While I subscribe to many, yours is the only one I get excited to see a new post.
    This is an awesome giveaway! Thanks! Just might have to start me a wall of my own!

  • Krystal - First off Hooray! for Little One recovering so well πŸ™‚ I absolutely love your picture wall above the mantle place….I so wish I had more wall space to do something like that. Did you do a sepia or the same processing on the all….they seem to all have the same tint to them? I love your blog and happy family….keep enjoying the special moments!

  • Ann Marie - I love your picture wall! This would look great in my office!

  • Stephanie McConnell - PLEASE PICK ME, ASH!! I need to start a memory wall for my family! πŸ™‚

  • BriBedell - Yes!! I need to get some instagram pics printed!!

  • SamanthaF - Been missing you and praying for little one. Our son is a transplant recipient and received a liver at the age of 6 months, so when I saw little one in the hospital recovering it caused tears to stream down my face. The familiarity and the blessing touched my heart. I have so enjoyed your page and your sharing. Lord bless you this very day.

  • Dee - So happy to see your littles all together on the couch…sweetness!! Glad to hear that Little One is doing well. πŸ™‚

  • Leah @ Floral+Ivory - I really want to do something like this in our house, especially since we are recently married, and starting fresh on so many things. What a great way to document a growing romance.

  • Lisa Ferguson - Love the picture wall idea!

  • Jane - You continue to inspire me. I too, am a resalvage repurpose kind of girl and I have a slew of projects on my list for 2013. I am loving seeing all you are doing, please post project progression often…. Happy Friday!

  • ~abi~ - sweet! i wanna print my ig pix now! πŸ™‚

  • Krystal - Doi! I see the link now to your photo wall…..thanks!

  • Katie - Have not used mpix yet but would love to! Thank you for the opportunity!

  • Liz Stevens | Gimme Some Style - Love your photo wall! πŸ™‚

  • Amy - Thank you so much for the chance to win! I’m so glad little one is doing well! And don’t worry. All that scabby stuff doesn’t last too long. πŸ™‚

  • Ashleigh Bicevskis - So thankful Little One is doing better:)

  • Ashley - I’m sooo happy to hear about how well your little one is doing! πŸ™‚

  • Tiffany - Thanks for the giveaway. I have tons of pix I just haven’t had the time to print.

  • mia - so glad little one is doing well πŸ™‚

  • Danyelle - I’m so glad she is recovering so well!!

    I’d love 25 4x4s. We just got back from vacation and have lots of picture to print.

  • Lydia - I know you’re not a big cat person, but that little Poppy seems perfectly suited for your tribe. πŸ™‚

  • mia - beautiful post. I love all your photos.

  • tara - love your picture wall!!! and i’m glad that your little one is doin’ well.

  • Annemieke - I really miss your daily posts, you are an awesome writer and your life and family is so inspiring. I am so very happy for all of you that Little One is doing so great. She is indeed exquisite!

  • LeighP - So glad you had a minute to post! Love that those two girs are always cuddled up together. Glad to hear that Little One is doing well. Happy New Year!

  • jenni - you are awesome!

  • Roseanne - Love the picture wall and so glad that Little One is doing so well!

  • Sarah Coakley - Wow…your family is beautiful and all those toes are perfectly made.

  • Alexandra - I’ve been reading your blog for a long time now, and I don’t think I’ve ever commented before. The Mpix prints would be nice. But I mostly just want to thank you for sharing your life so graciously and beautifully. Your love and devotion to your children is lovely and inspiring. I hope your littlest girl heals quickly. I’ve love watching her become part of your family!

  • Casey H - This is fabulous!!! Thanks for the giveaway and it’s fantastic to see Little One keeping up with the kids.

  • Allie - I discovered your blog about 6 months ago and check daily now. I am grateful to learn from your frugal techniques and kiddo craft ideas! Thank you!

  • Melyssa - You choosing to let her crusties clear up before posting photos of her face is admirable. From what you post here I have to say, you are such a good mother. I have such respect for you.

  • Shatcher - Love everything about this blog and your family. Find myself praying for you even thought I don’t know you. God bless you all!

  • Gina - Fun pictures! I have been keeping you in my daily prayers and am glad little one’s recovery is going well!! Can’t wait to see your furniture makeovers. Have a fun weekend!!

  • Brooke - I absolutely LOVE your photo wall! I would love to find a place in my home to create something similar. Such a wonderful reminder every day of all those beautiful, special times in our lives! The most important treasures of all, are these precious children that God places in our care for a time. Such amazing blessings children our to us!

  • Meagan - I love this picture idea!!

  • Ashley Morgan - I love the photo wall!! And your cat cracks me up! Been thinking about and praying for you during this journey with little one!

  • Sue - Always love all your pictures!! Thankful Little One is doing so well!

  • Lauren - So glad to see Little One on the mend. Loved the peek into your lives. And love the MPix giveaway!

  • Julie Jones - Thank you for updating us on how she is doing. I love hearing about how well she is and I love being able to relate to you as a mother :).

  • Summer Seal - I use mpix too!!!! Love their accordian album. Great gifts for far away family members. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and journey. Gives me something to strive for!

  • Becky F - One of my resolutions this years to actually print some of the picture I take : )

  • melissa u - I just love your funky style. I’m trying to add a little funky-ness to my home, but I’m not sure it’s coming across as cute as your home! I would love to do a photo wall…the 4x4s would be a great starting point! Thanks!

  • sara - So glad you’re back and little one is recovering well!

  • Genna Porter - LOVE this idea!

  • Christine W - glad to hear little one is doing well! she is so precious, as are your other children!! i started reading your blog a few weeks ago as i googled for some kind of craft project. my best friend is about a month away from giving birth to a little boy with cleft lip and palate (they can tell via ultrasound now – amazing!). my husband and i believe we are done having biological children but i very much want to adopt. both my friend’s baby and your story have actually led us in the direction of a desiring a cleft lip/palate adoption from china!! i really think god used your story to inspire me and believe it IS possible! we have to wait a couple of years to even apply because we are not old enough, but i already feel like i’m on a sacred journey that god is going to use to *grow* me beyond what i thought was possible.

    thank you for sharing your story.


  • abbeyviolet - So glad everyone is doing well and that is a great wall!

  • Nikki - Your family is super sweet! Glad that Little One is recovering well : )

  • Sonya - Your children are adorable, but I’m pretty sure the photo of Poppy in the box was my favorite from this post! It even made my husband chuckle :).

  • Alena - I love your photo wall!!!

  • KC - would love to start a gallery wall!


  • Amy F - I love your 4×4 photo idea. I have a perfect wall to do something similar on. Glad Little One is doing well.

  • Danielle Odil - I love love love Mpix! I use it to print all of my photos!

  • Kelsey - Love mpix! Can’t wait to see pictures of little one when you’re ready!

  • Elisabeth O - I’m so glad to hear Little One is doing so well! And the studio is looking beautiful!

  • kim howell - i’m so glad you guys are home with your little cutie!!

  • casey - oh Me!

  • Angela - What a joy it is to get to peek into your beautiful family every so often. I have been reading your blog since I was pregnant with my first son who will be three in a few days. I was so scared of having a boy, and then I saw your family of boys and it put my heart and mind at ease. Thank you for sharing the beauty in your life to help inspire it in others. πŸ™‚

  • Tina M - Such beautiful pictures! I love the way you display them and the size is just great!!! Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

  • natalie atwood - I’ve been reading your blog for several years now…it started one night when I googled “paper airplane” for my new son’s room. I stayed up half the night scouring all of your tutorials. You are an inspiration as a mother and crafter! Praying for little one!

  • Sarah - So glad little one is doing so well! I love your family to pieces! I would love to win the give away!!

  • Shelby A. - We just got rid of our entertainment center, I have a blank wall that’s waiting for a project like your photo wall!

  • Becky - I just used mpix for our wedding album, love them!

  • andy Anderson - I’m so glad little one is doing good! πŸ™‚

  • caitlyn - what wonderful products they have! would love to start my own photo wall!

  • Jaklyn Cato - That picture of your cat is hilarious! I also really like the touchdown comment. πŸ™‚

  • Irene Rodriguez - I absolutely love reading your blog. I miss that you have not been on here every day, but I completely understand. One thing I did want to ask is if your family has a tv? I have never seen one posted, or even in the background of any of your pictures. πŸ™‚

  • Heather - Pick me Pick me! πŸ™‚

  • Mary-Beth - I love the photo collage!

  • Kara M - Pick me…pick me! Love the pics.

  • christa - I have been planning an instagram project for a while, but couldn’t decide where to get them printed! I considered Mpix, but I didn’t want to trim each one… this will be perfect!

    Also, so happy to see your lovely family back in the normal groove after Little One’s surgery. She is precious!

  • Lena - So Glad that the surgery went well! Would love some new pictures in my home!

  • alison harris - Your blog is the highlight to my lunch break! Thank you!!!

  • Meg G. - What a great giveaway! Can’t wait to see all of your finished projects – especially the hutch!

  • Julie O. - I love mpix and I would love some 4 x 4 photos! Ashley, I love your blog and your sweet family πŸ™‚

  • Elizabeth Ann - I love square prints!!

  • honore ford - what an amazing project! Thanks for hosting a great contest!

  • stacey b - Thank you for blogging. It’s a joy to read! Your journey so encourages me.

  • Tiffany H - Hooray, thanks for the chance!! Your seating area is so cozy!! Praying for Little one and you as she heals!

  • Diana - I love what you did with those photos. So fun to have an ongoing chronological reminder of years past.

  • Melissa S. - I have never ordered pics directly from my phone but I would love to try it!

  • Erin - I miss “seeing” you every day! πŸ™‚

    Thanks for the opportunity to win the photos. A fun size!

  • sunwoo - love your new couch!

  • Kristina H. - I love following your blog and best wishes to you and your family in this new year πŸ™‚

  • Amanda Reyes - I love your wall. I would love one of my own one day when I have a family of little children running around.

  • rachel - i love love love that wall of yours! i want one!

  • Lauren - I have been so envious of your awesome photo wall-above-mantle since I saw your first post about it. So great!

  • Rebecca Armitage - Hooray for ordering from your phone! I love all your pictures you post to Instagram, and am so happy for all the progress that Little One has made thus far. I’ve been wanting to build a “faux fireplace” since I first saw yours a few years ago, and now we have a perfect spot for it!

  • Melissa K. - You inspire me in so many ways…mommying, walking with God, home dΓ©cor, photography tips, diy projects, and even in matters of adoption. Thanks for all you do! Blessings on your and yours.

  • Linnea - I have looked at the 4×4 prints many times, but never ordered them! Even if I don’t win, I’m going to try them out soon! I think they would make cute photo magnets:)

  • Beth - This would help me start posting pics of our trips!

  • Rebekah - Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Lisa - I love Mpix and Instagram pictures. When we are in our “forever home”, I am going to copy your photo wall. LOVE!

  • Milvdk - So very glad to hear that little one is doing well. And this wall is so very awesome. By the way, your kids are making me want to start my own family!

  • Bek Ryder - Oh I just love that new couch you scored!! nice job. Glad little one is healing up nicely. And i’d love to win free 4×4 prints! we have so many from my recent honeymoon. but, regardless, keep smiling Ashley! I can feel your smile through your words.

  • Lindsay Koss - I love your photo wall idea and 4×4 prints are just the best!

  • ali thompson - so glad to hear everyone is doing well! love your photo wall and the memories you have collected with each child. very sweet!

  • Leslie - I love mpix! I have been praying for all of you. I am so happy little one is doing well.

  • Brandy Romine - Your blog is so inspiring to me!

  • Beth - A giveaway always gets us lurkers commenting! πŸ˜‰
    Been praying for Little One each morning. Thanks for sharing your stories with us!

  • Annie B. - I would love some 4×4 pics! Great to hear Little One is doing well πŸ™‚

  • Kari - I want to do this same thing in my family room. Thanks for the inspiration! The 25 free would be awesome! πŸ™‚


  • Jessica T - I Love your picture wall! Prayers for little ones recovery.

  • Mary - Thank you for the giveaway! I love reading about your family and following your journey. So happy to see Little One recovering well!

  • Patricia Pacheco - Ando tΓ£o emocionada com a recuperação da sua filha, que aproveito o sorteio mais pra lhe dar meus parabΓ©ns e desejar que vocΓͺs colham sorrisos lindos diariamente…para sempre!! bjs

  • Mooshie - Hi, just dropping by and say hello. Have a nice day!

  • Katie - I wish I had known that they did save the dates! I just ordered mine a couple weeks ago. I LOVE that they do 4×4″ pics now :]

  • Kate - What a fabulous giveaway. I just started a Project Life album for 2013, so I could definitely use some insta pictures printed. Thank you!

  • Dani Jensen - I love your idea of a photo wall! I’ve been wanting to print some of my instagrams myself! what a great opportunity! Love your blog, i check it everyday! I’m so glad Little One’s surgery went well! πŸ™‚

  • Stephanie - SO glad to hear that Little One is healing and that she has the “gunk” to prove her body is protecting her in the process!

  • Jennifer - always have loved your photo mantle. been looking into places to do my instaprints… awesome mpix does! thanks for sharing your life. blessings

  • Anne - Thanks for this wonderful giveaway! I would love to start a photo wall πŸ˜‰

  • Becka - I’ve been looking for an excuse to print pictures out. Pick me!!!

  • Lindsay - What a great giveaway! I’m glad Little One is doing well and that you are too, mama. πŸ™‚

  • Shirley Parsons - I love pictures and wish I had more displayed.

  • stacie - i would love to make some of my instagrams into prints. i love your photo wall!

  • Meg - Oh I have missed your posts! Glad to see Little One is looking good! I was just looking at the mpix site the other day and thinking how smart it is to have an option for printing instagram photos… I need to take advantage of that, some of my favorites only exist on my phone.

  • Betty - Love that idea with the 4×4 prints, Mpix rocks! Your family is so cute πŸ™‚

  • Natalie - Your picture wall is amazing! How do you choose which pictures to put up? I would love to add to our family picture wall with this giveaway! Thanks so much!

  • gina - Hi Ashley,
    I was curious as to where you got the “Love Jesus” wall art in the photographs above. I’ve been eyeing it up whenever I see it in your posts and was curious as to what the entire thing says and where to get it/how to make it.

    (Also, you don’t need to include me in your giveaway.)

  • Heidi Brown - So good to hear Little One is recovering well, love the Mpix wall idea! its so easy to lose track of all those cell phone pics, but this is a great way to get them out for everyone to see πŸ™‚

  • Kate F. - I love this idea so much.

  • Jessica J. - I’d love to create a collage of 4×4 photos on a canvas or piece of plywood!
    Also – that picture of the kitty in the box watching race cars zoom is awesome!

  • Nicole Rienstra - Glad Little One is recovering well! I’ve been praying for ya’ll. And I love your photo wall idea – I think I”m going to try one this year!

  • Stefanie L - Can never turn down an opportunity for free prints!

  • Shelby - I love reading about your journey.It makes my heart happy to see your precious family thriving!! Thank you for sharing πŸ™‚

  • Lisa - I am so into the Instagram pics…definitely plan to start my own wall soon! I have a whole long hallway just waiting for some love…

  • Dawn McVey - So glad to hear that Little One is doing well!! Too funny about Poppy! Haha. Thanks for the generous giveaway!

    Happy weekend!

  • Ryan - FREE chance to try out the 4×4’s sounds awesome!

  • Juliemara - I could never get sick of looking at pictures of my kids

  • MamaYule - I love the seeing pictures of your kids. It really has taught me now to see everyday beauty…in the middle of all the chaos.

  • RachaelB - I’ve never tried Mpix, but I think now is a good try. I do a lot of photo projects.

  • Barbara Sanders - So happy for littlest one’s successful surgery!

  • Breann - Thank you for the great giveaway. I’m glad little one is doing good.

  • Lisa Reed - I love Mpix too! They do a lovely job. So glad Little One is doing well.

  • Liesal - So glad LO is back on the mend! Miss Poppy seems like she fits right in! Wish my cat was so laid back around my son.

  • Abigail Carpenter - Absolutely love your style. And would love to win the mpix giveaway to start filling up my 12X12 ft wall:)

  • Niki - Printing pictures directly from my phone can get dangerous!

  • jen - love how your spaces are coming together! also love hearing about your kids and how you are all coming together as a family as well. we blog about family over here so it’s nice to “connect” with someone else as well!

  • Lauren - Pick me!

    And thank you for all you do on this blog. For me it’s a moment to breathe in a hectic life.

  • Christy - I’d love love love to win this!

  • Laura Fox - I love your little life! You’re such a inspiration to us, thank you for all your hard work and sharing!

  • Nilsa @ SoMi Speaks - Oh, where to begin. I guess this comment is where I begin and I de-lurk after reading your blog for a few weeks. I have really enjoyed reading your; you have such a grounded, yet inspiring spirit about you. I feel moved to try one of your photography courses, but I’m not sure whether the one that starts next month is the best time for me. Regardless, I have decided to attempt a photography a day in February (iPhone photos don’t count) and this mpix giveaway might be the perfect way to celebrate. Thanks for hosting!

  • Lee-Anne Fenwick - LOVE your BLOG!!!! THANK YOU for being so real, transparent and honest…..:)

  • Maloree - It was so exciting to hear about the 4×4 prints! I am new to MPix within the past year and have always been pleased with their work!

  • Jenny Rawson - Awesome! Glad to hear your family is doing well. You’ve definitely been on lots of peoples’ minds. πŸ™‚

  • mary - Wonderful news about little one! Alot of people praying πŸ™‚

  • Leah Claire - So glad to hear your voice and get the update on Little One. Sounds like you are keeping yourself plenty busy! Can’t wait to see the new projects.

  • molly - What a great giveaway! I love your picture wall and want to do one too. Need to share the pics not leave them on the computer! We just adopted siblings from foster care,and I found your blog when you posted your arrival home with your little one, love watching your journey! We hope to adopt from china within a couple of years as well. I plan to blog tons of pics once our kiddos are officially ours. Thanks again for the chance to win!

  • Marina - I am a faithful follower of your blog and I love everything about it. Thank you for all the inspiration – whether in decorating, DIY, mothering, or faith. Thank you.

  • Lani S. - Can’t wait to see all the furniture makeovers! And of course, I love your photo wall!

  • Noelle Keller - Instead of winning the prints, could I just win your house? Because it’s so gorgeous!

  • Janelle G - So glad little one is recovering well! She’s perfect and precious!

    Would love to win the MPIX giveaway – they are my printer of choice – with a 10.5 month old…winning would be so great as I prepare for her 1st birthday party…i’d love to do something like you did with the photo wall πŸ™‚

  • Kathie M - I would love to win this…I just had my first children (twin boys) this year and want to start a tradition with photos each year! This would be perfect since I have taken most of my pictures this year with my iphone!! πŸ˜€

  • Katy - I am terrible about displaying pictures. I am going to be better this year.

  • Mindy W - What to say? Your family, just doing its thing, living out the Truth. Little One and you being so generous to share her with us. I get a lump almost every time. Thank you for blessing us with your every day.

  • Channing Howard - I would LOVE to start a wall of my own!

  • Jeni Yantis - Awesome – 4×4’s! It’s great to hear Little One is recovering well.

  • Julie - I love the idea of a photo wall! Please put my name in the drawing!

  • Jessica - That little cat was made for your family! Ha!

    I love Mpix too! I’ve only used them for printing albums and they turn out fantastic – printing 4×4’s would be so much fun too!

  • Carrie Rosalind - I love your photo wall and would love to create my own. 4×4 pictures are so much fun! <3

  • Ellen - So glad to hear Little One is doing well!! πŸ™‚

  • Amanda - LOVE LOVE LOVE mpix!! Thanks πŸ™‚

  • Michele - The picture of your hubs holding Little One with tears rolling down his face gets me every time. What a precious memory!

  • nicole i - i love your wall…and the fireplace.
    recently my kids and i read the book “a nest for celeste” which is a charming book about a mouse and john audubon…sometimes the little mouse is called “little one” so i think of you and your family.

  • Alacey - Your wall is amazing! Seeing it has really motivated me to print my instagram pictures! Mpix is awesome! Thanks for the great giveaway and good luck everyone!

  • jodi - praying a peaceful recovery time and isn’t too painful for Little One!

  • Kelsey - I love your wall of pictures! I wish I had a place to put one. Maybe someday soon πŸ™‚

  • susie edwards - i like your wall!

  • Christine - So glad Little One is doing well! Thanks for sharing your journey!

  • Erica Faith - I’m so glad you’re whole family is finally home and healing! Thank you for sharing all of the joys and struggles along the way.

  • Jennifer - I love, love, love your wall!!!

  • andrea - I would love to win!

  • Amanda D - I love how your room is coming together πŸ™‚ So glad to hear Little One is on the mend!

    What an awesome company! I just got Instagram back, and I would love to print out some of my old and new photos on there.

  • Ahsamon - Sweet giveaway! Love your blog! πŸ™‚

  • Kristin - I have a new babe and LOTS of pictures to print! This would be great. Thanks for the chance!

  • Debbie Canfield - Yay! I love your wall of photos!

  • tiffani - what a wonderful giveaway! and def excited about this app, thanks for the heads up!

  • Melissa W. - Go, Mpix! πŸ™‚ Glad Little One is healing fast! πŸ™‚

  • Michelle S - Thanks for the update! I just ordered from mpix at Christmas for a special photo. It turned out great.

  • Sam F - Love that photo wall and I’m so happy to hear Little One is doing well!

  • Courtney - Oh how I would love to win 25 prints…I am starting a month in the life album and they would be just the start I need!

  • mandi@herbanhomestead - Love that couch frame! So cool! Thanks for the chance to win the photos!

  • Jennifer F. - Love your blog and the photo wall!

  • Patricia LoCascio - Your home and family seam to be coming along beautifully! You’ve turned me on to mpix already but this news is just thrilling! I can’t wait to her some 4*4’s ordered!

  • Beth Ann - Cheers! Here’s to a quick recovery for Little One.

  • cynthia - Would love to start a similar project and what a perfect gift for that.

    Honestly, I was just glad to see a post from you as I look forward to them everyday. πŸ™‚

  • Christie - Love this giveaway! I love putting Instagram pics up around the house. They are my most natural and “real life” photos and I love that!

  • Alicia - So much happiness in your home. I love reading your blog first thing every morning with my cup of coffee. Thank you for sharing your stories. I am so inspired by you!

  • Shanna P - Reading your posts are such a blessing! So glad Little One is doing good! Praise Jesus! I would love to try some 4×4 prints!!!

  • Julie - Your inspiration is contagious. Thank you for sharing all you do and for publishing your thoughts and ideas. I am a new ish photographer and enjoy visiting your site regularly. It keeps me going and puts a spark behind my lens.

  • katie phillips - i have always loved this wall of yours. This is a wonderful giveaway ashley– thank you!

  • Amanda T. - I love mpix and I love your wall! πŸ™‚

  • Melissa - i love the picture wall and love mpix!

  • Alyssa - Mpix is great! I have pictures that need printing.

  • Gina - I love your photo wall. Just got my first “big girl” camera and can’t wait to start my own photo wall. XO

  • Chantel - Pick me please! I am a huge photo lover!

  • Jackie - I just adore “following” your family! It’s not something I normally do, but you exude the values that I have for my family and though we have different struggles, we all seem to overcome them! God bless!

  • Christy - I love that you are waiting until she feels better to post pics! So many people rush to post everything on the internet forgetting it never goes away. I’m sure Little One as a teenager appreciates the lack of snotty pictures on your blog! : )

  • Sara C - So glad to hear Little One is doing well!! Would love to win free prints from Mpix!

  • Christa - So glad to hear little one is healing well!!

    Would love to win the prints as I have a new project in my own fire cracker girl’s room starting.

  • Leah J - I love your photo wall and the stories it tells! the Mpix 4×4’s would be fun to have!

  • marsha johnson - Thanks for sharing your family and creativity Ashley! So inspiring πŸ™‚

  • Rachel B. - Praying for you all!

  • sarah j - love the way instagram’s popularity is now allowing for 4×4 prints directly! i am very recently married and like the idea of creating a photo wall in my new home with my husband using these sorts of prints…

    blessings upon Little One as she heals!

  • Janna - Oooh I would LOVE to have some 4×4 prints! I’ve never tried Mpix – would love to check them out. Thanks!

  • Jessica Gemeinhart - first day back and a giveaway?! very kind and thoughtful. thanks! glad everything is coming along.

  • Becky - I so need to do something with all Our IG pics. You have the best ideas. That one of your honey with the tear streak…precious.

  • J Whitaker - So fun, I actually copied this idea on a huge canvas, and my boys love looking at the pictures.

  • Devon - I love the photo wall, and sincerely love reading your blog!

  • Kelsey - I love the idea of having a photo wall! I’m in the decorating process in my house, so thanks for the idea!!


  • Alexandra S. - What an awesome giveaway! I have been wanting to print some of my favorite instagram photos for a while now and this would be the perfect way!

  • Kristina L - Love that size…so many creative options!

    We have oodles of pics of our 6-month-old that I’d love to print.

  • Eva Scott - I just LOVE when I see a post of yours pop up! I’d love to win 25 free prints! I’ve been wanting to make an Instagram collage of some sort.

  • Emily - I would love to win!

  • Amanda Torres - I wanna win those cutie pie pix!

  • Ally Lim - I always love it when a picture of yours pops up on my Instagram newsfeed. πŸ™‚ Keeping Little One and your family in my prayers!!

    And thanks for this lovely giveaway! πŸ™‚

  • Elizabeth - 4×4 pictures! That is great!

  • The Prairie Hen's Nest - Dear Ashley Ann,
    Oh, that wall gets me everytime! I was super excited to see the 4×4 prints as well… no problem printing instagram pix now! πŸ™‚

    Instasane Chick in NE

  • Ellie - Hope your little one heals up nicely and her mood is lifted!

  • Rebecca - I love the photo wall idea! I am excited to say that I finally bought my Benjamin Moore Chalkboard paint and a wall in my room will soon be filled with chalk quotes! Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Alice H - Im so glad she is recovering well. Love the way your studio is coming along. And I would love to win this mpix credit! Thanks!

  • Big D & Me - So wonderful to see Little One doing so well – great giveaway – thanks!

  • Brittany Maxwell - awesome! i’m curious… did y’all make your mantle? if so, do you have a DIY post on it?

  • Jill - Very fun! Your wall is like a story!

  • Steph - Great giveaway! Thanks, Ashley Ann!!

  • Tara - Debating between “Yo,” “Yippee,” or “Yee-Haw!”

  • Angela - Thanks for the tip about mpix! I am excited to know there is an easy reliable way to print all the Instagram photos.

  • Peggy Garcia - Happy Friday πŸ™‚ Thankful Little One is doing well πŸ™‚

  • Jessica B - I love Mpix and I have been wanting to order some of their 4×4 prints. Great giveaway!

  • Wen - Love seeing all your children sitting in that couch together and love your photos on the wall! Would love to see how you display all your other works of photography art someday! Hope Little One is recovering well! Can’t believe you have over 800 comments already!

  • Marykay - I love that your cat is part of the race track… Too funny! Can’t wait to see little ones new smile! I wouldn’t mind winning some prints too.

  • Lauren - What a happy looking home you have! My son is just four months old and I hope to have such a warm and creative environment like yours for him someday. What a nice giveaway.

  • Arial - Love the picture college! Your children look so sweet!

  • Sarah - Thanks to you I use mpix all of the time! It’s a great company. Love the 4×4 size! Thanks.

  • Amanda - I’ve been following u for sometime now and have been blessed with what a good mother and photographer u are

  • Michelle Backus - Thanks for the giveaway!

    I love the inspiration that I get from looking at all of the wonderful pictures of your sweet family! All of the moments – big and small:)

  • jocelyn - i am so glad that little one is doing so well! you family is very sweet. thanks for posting!

  • Emma - Your story is very inspirational! The love you have for your beautiful children makes my heart smile. I pray that God will bless your family and heal Little One πŸ™‚ He is the only Healer and Sustainer! May god bless you richly and may you always cling to Him.

  • Ashley - Great giveaway! I am from Missouri originally so I loved finding out about MPix from you and Meg. I started using them a few months ago and have gotten several canvases as well as prints. Funny FYI….My name is Ashley Ann too! I used to go by that as child to differentiate from all the other Ashley’s in my school.

  • Samantha Andrews - I was just about to place an order for a bunch of 4 x 4 from Printstagram. I find I take a lot of photos but fail at having them printed and displayed. I love your photo wall.

  • Jenny - Just moved to a new place. What a perfect time for new wall art πŸ™‚

  • Kristi Krebs - I love the 4×4 pics!

  • Kendra - It’s time to start getting some pictures off of my computer. Thanks for the opportunity and glad your family is doing well.

  • TamiV - So glad your little one is recovering nicely, love reading your story, always beautifully written. I’m enjoying watching your studio come together as well, can’t wait to see what comes next. Have a great day!

  • Alli - such a great idea – would love to do something similar!

  • Stacy - Welcome back, Ashley! And, thanks for the fun giveaway! πŸ™‚

  • ellen patton - Nice giveaway!

  • ari - yay!

  • stephanie - I have just the wall for this sort of project!

  • Beth H - I would love to win this… I have so many pics waiting to be printed!

  • Melissa - I love reading your blog every week and watching your amazing family grow. Your photo wall is amazing!

  • amber - I love your picture wall & seeing Little One learning from her brother:). Hoping she’s getting better & better everyday! And the same for you. Thanks for the chance!

  • dorothy - i really like your wall of pictures. so beautiful.

  • Alison Rowe - Love all of your pictures. That picture wall has inspired me to actually do something with all of my pictures this year. Thank you!

  • Pamela - You’re cat is so cute. My childhood cat would attack us and was very independent. I wish I had Poppy around :). I’d be so excited to win the Mpix giveaway too πŸ™‚

  • Kelly - I’m glad you’re back. I was worried I’d lose you and your family when you said you needed a break.

  • Angela H. - Well wishes to Little One and your whole family during her recovery!

  • Amber Reece - So happy that all went well with Little One’s surgery, I thought of yall all morning and sent up prayers every time! I haven’t dealt with Mpix yet, but they look like they do a wonderful job!

  • jackie - your wall is so cool! i am a huge mpix and ig fan too!!

  • Julia Harts the Man - I would love to win this. I would have to figure out something besides a mantle idea though since we don’t have a fireplace.

  • Lindsey - Glad to hear that Little One is doing well! I love the photo wall above the fireplace. It is like a timeline for your family! So cool!

  • Lisa - I LOVE your picture wall! That photo of your husband holding Little One with the tear running down his face…one of the best I’ve ever seen. Such a beautiful moment, so beautifully captured!

  • Katy - Love this post and catching up on your sweet family! Glad to hear that Little one is doing well!

  • Julie - Love the picture project and love 4x4s! Would love to win too… πŸ™‚

  • Robyn - love the 4×4’s! miss your daily posts, glad recovery is going well though!!!

  • Maribel Rodriguez - I’m not big into reading blogs, but I drifted over here to see your fabric covered pots and became intrigued with your photography and your kiddos. Congrats on a lovely blog. Blessings to you and yours.

  • Jessica H. - You seem so genuine, creative, and an all around good mama to your children…I enjoy reading your blog!

  • Claudia - I LOVE mpix and I am also excited they have 4×4 prints. Having a small area to put up. I wanted to decorate with our memories without having to choose just a few prints.

  • miryam - you are such an inspiration. wishing little one a speedy and complete recovery.

  • Melissa - how fun!

  • Heidi Watts - Thanks for the 4×4 hint–can’t wait to never have to trim again!

  • Karin - Very inspired by your photo wall. Thank you.

  • linda - love the wall collage!

  • hannah elise - Glad to hear Little One is doing well!

  • Rebecca - I love that your wall starts with an ultrasound! Our first is due in March and those grainy little pictures really do feel like the start of our family πŸ™‚

  • Kelli Mcknight - Yes! Mpix is just amazing…ordered some prints and a memory box for my inlaws 50th anniv this week….it was on my doorstep in 3 days.

  • Michelle Mertens - Cute idea for pictures!

  • tiffany - Oh, I would love to win! I have sooo many Instagrams of my daughter I would LOVE to have printed!

  • Jen - Fun! I totally forgot about this idea – now I have a new project for above my fireplace!

  • Kelly O - I love your photo wall, and it inspires me to add recent photos to the walls in my house!

  • Nicole McMahon - So glad to hear Little One is doing so good!

  • Harriet - I have been looking for somewhere to print my instagram photos for so long! I will be ordered a LOT of prints very soon. This giveaway would help towards that! πŸ™‚

  • jessica w - This is such a cool Giveaway! Thanks for the chance to enter, and prayers for your daughter’s recovery are going up in floods

  • Theresa T - What a great idea and giveaway – thank you! I truly enjoy reading your blog and love your creativity!!

  • Laura O - Love the 4×4 pics!

  • Katie H - Glad to keep hearing such happy updates! Prayers are still being sent your way. Thank you for including us in the journey. It’s been so eye-opening.

  • Carly - Love the 4×4 prints. Hope everything is going well and she is healing quickly.

  • Heidi - So happy to hear Little One is doing well. <3

  • Jamie McDougall - Pick me?! So glad Little One is recovering well.

  • Melissa - I’m so happy that you’re all getting settled back into your everyday life after Little Ones surgery! Love your new couch and your photo wall.

  • Cory - Would love me an Ashley Ann wall! Yes please!

  • Kelli Rippee - I think it is so awesome when you find a company that provides just the product your after. No fuss. I understand taking down time from blog posting, but for the record, we miss you when you are away. πŸ™‚

  • Lynda M. - Glad to hear that Little One is doing well! Love your photo wall!

  • Lindy - Oh boy! You have no idea how many pics I have that need to be printed off of my phone!!!

  • Alana M. - Glad that Little One’s surgery went well. Many prayers for her continued recovery.

  • Beth Stamper - I think I have no chance at the giveaway! ha! There are almost 1,000 comments here already. Wow. You are loved. πŸ™‚ Anyway, wanted to say that I appreciate you not posting regularly to take care of what’s most important in your life, although in each picture and post it’s clear that that’s what you always do. Thanks for your cyber example. πŸ™‚

  • Kelsey - I love y’alls cat. I have never had a pet before and I will be graduating college next year and really want a golden labradoodle! They are just so stinkin cute. Little one seems to be doing so well. She is so lucky to have you as her mom.

  • Catherine - So happy to hear that Little One is doing well!! God bless you & your beautiful family!

  • Raquel M - I just love you and your whole family!! So glad little one is doing good, ive been checking out your pic on instagram. I love how you capture all of the moments in life. Truely inspire me to do the same.

  • Anna - You greatly inspire me Ashley Ann! I am really wanting to make a collage like yours on one of walls, and have been thinking on how to do that …. and some free pictures may just jump start the process!! Many, many blessings to you!!

  • Cat - What a fun giveaway!

  • Grace W - What an awesome way to start your own picture wall!
    I love your prints from this year πŸ™‚

  • Jackie - Oh and ikea now has instagram frames πŸ˜‰

  • Lisa - Would LOVE to get some of my instagram pictures printed. Glad little one is doing well!

  • Karen - I have been wanting to make a photo collage of my growing family! This would be a fun way to display photos in our new home! πŸ™‚

  • Megan - This would be such a lovely thing to win. I’ve been searching around for the perfect site to print out some of my instagram photos. Wishing Little One all the best as she heals and for you and your family during this time! πŸ™‚

  • laura panfilio - always love checking out your blog…beautiful family…beautiful pics…beautiful life! xo

  • Sophi Belle - I love how you always capture beautiful moments… <3

    I love your wall, full of photos. I will definitely do something similar after I revamp my house.

  • Jodi kuhn - Love the 4×4 picture wall – the way you display your family photos is so inspirational. Thank you!

  • Patraq - Such a great idea with the pics! I’d love to try out those 4×4’s!

    Hilarious kitty. Glad to hear Little One is doing well!

  • Alice - It’s wonderful to hear that Little One is doing well! Sending happy thoughts your way. PS — Poppy isn’t odd, really… just a cat! They are the best!

  • Raechel Myers - I’m a long-time fan of Mpix, but haven’t placed an order in a while. Glad to hear about the 4×4 option – and itching to order some accordion minis for Valentine’s Day πŸ™‚

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Karen J Moseley - I have to ask…is Little One walking now?! I don’t recall seeing a post that she’d actually started doing it all by herself. I LOVE that shot of the 10 little feet on the sofa! I’m so happy you are keeping us updated *here* on your lovely blog!
    Enjoy the remainder of your weekend! Hugs ~ Jo

  • Diana Grimshaw - I really like the photos above the mantle…what an awesome idea! πŸ™‚ Wish I had a fireplace!!

  • crystal - Would love to win the mpix giveaway, they are my favorite! Hope Little one is healing well. Love your mantle of pictures!

  • Jane - Great giveaway! I love 4×4 prints. I’ve been wanting to try mpix, too.

  • Kimber Gill - LOVE this!! I’m a huge mpix fan myself!!

  • Rachel - Ah, you are so, so creative. And while I could never be nearly as creative as you, I’d still love to win because I love pictures and I love photo walls. Thanks for the chance.

  • Ashley - Expecting our first baby… perfect time to start an instagram wall!

  • Maria Mingo - Ahhh printing pictures is such a lost art! Nothing beats holding photos and displaying those photos of your loved ones in your home…

  • Miranda Hazeveld - I am happy that little one is ok! Love too see her new smile.

  • christen - so fun! would love to make something like this.

  • Bianca Rose - You and your family are simply WOW. Grammatically incorrect but true. Thank you for sharing.

  • shelby - I love mpix, and I LOVE your blog! glad to see a post from you πŸ™‚

  • katie @ cardigan way - Yea for 4×4 pictures! What a beautiful wall!

  • Patricia Meiss - I have so enjoyed your site! The love of God and family is so sweet. The crafts and site information are always the highlight of my day. thanks for allowing all of us to fall in love with your life.

  • hilaryd - I love your blog, your pictures, your family, your faith. Thank you for sharing your love of life.

  • Ellen Peek - I have recently become a big fan of your blog. I check it often in hopes of a new post. Thank you for sharing your life!

  • Alli D - I would love to start a photo wall! You have great ideas Ashley! Thank you for your posts! Our sweet China girl has been home a year, 2 surgeries down, many more to go.

  • jessica - hello ashley ann! i love, LOVE, reading your blog and sharing in the stories of your sweet fam. There’s so much love and transparency in your writing and photography. Thanks for doing all that you do, mama!


  • Tracy - I love your photo wall and would love the 4×4 prints from Mpix.com.

  • jessibee - so glad to see everyone’s recovering and you’re holding it all together!! the love of a mama is so healing….

  • Lea lisenby - Love your blog!
    So glad your little one is healing well!

  • Nicole Sprung - Like your pictures very cute!

  • Lizzie - Bless little one’s heart! Hope she heals quickly. Love the app suggestion!

  • Charity Boehm - Love reading your blog! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Shazia - You’re truly an inspiration. I also want to models house like yours one day πŸ™‚ love the chalkboard above the couch and the photo wall πŸ™‚

  • Valerie D. - Gosh, I love that wall.

  • Michelle P. - I love that wall of pics! I really want to try that somewhere. I just need to figure out the perfect wall! Love this giveaway. This would be a perfect way to try out some 4×4 prints!

  • Amy - I have been following your blog for about a year now. It is amazing to see the wonderful things you do. I have fallen in love with Mpix as well. Thanks for all the inspiration!

  • Linda S. - Enjoy reading your blog! I have to cut 4×4 prints for one of my projects too so would be great not to have to cut them.

  • Mary Martin - Love the wal!!!!

  • Sheryl Salisbury - I just happened across your website today. Very interesting! I love the way you share stories. BTW love the 4×4’s from mpix. I just used those to print my instagram life project. Thanks for hosting a giveaway!

  • Liesel - Awesome! So glad she’s doing well!

  • Carrie Overman - I am so glad you are taking some time off, but I have missed your posts! Thanks for giveaway!

  • Genevieve Strazisar - So glad to hear Little One is doing well and yay for 4X4 prints! πŸ™‚

  • Julie B - I love mpix. Thank you for turning me onto that company!

  • Fran - Your beauty and strength are inspiring. Little one is amazing. Your family brings a smile to my face each time I read a post. Thank you for sharing!

  • Crystal - I first found your blog while trying to learn more about photography, but have enjoyed reading about your family’s story and faith.

    In terms of the pictures, I’ve been thinking lately that I kind of prefer square photos (I don’t use instagram & didn’t realize they are square) so I’m glad to hear that’s “in” now! How do square photos change the rules for composition for photography? Any tips there?

    Again, thanks for sharing- your art and faith are inspiring!

  • kate C. - both her smiles are so beautiful (thinking of the pictures on your other post)

    may her recovery continue to go well!

  • Lindsey - I heart Mpix!!!

  • Ali - I just found your site through a friend of mine and have fallen in love with everything you’ve created. Thank you also for sharing and being so open and honest about your little one’s journey, it definitely gives those of us with journeys similar much encouragement. You’re family is precious.

  • Stephanie May* - I LOVE your photo wall! One of my new year’s resolutions is to get more photo printed! This giveaway from MPIX would be perfect for helping me achieve that! I hope hope hope I win!

  • charity palmer - So glad to hear that Little One is doing well!!! And I, like so many others, are in love with your photo wall…great idea!

  • Nori - I’m so happy to hear that little one is healing up well!

  • Natalie - Love your blog! glad everything is going well xx

  • melissaerin - thank you for your inspiration. i love popping in on your blog and reading about your precious family. πŸ™‚

  • Melisa - Love looking at all your photos! I am so glad that little one is doing so well!! And Thanks for the giveaway. This post reminded me I really need to get some photos printed!

  • Maddy - So glad to see your family so happy! Little One looks like she is doing very well, I’m so relieved. I love your blog so much, thank you for sharing your adventures with us!

  • mjb - I used instagrams for all of my memory keeping last year and am just figuring out how I want to display them now!

  • Mariya - Praise the Lord that Little One is recovering and doing so well. Your house is so beautiful! Love the idea of 4×4 pictures above your mantle!

  • Mika - Praise be to God that Little One is recovering and doing so well!
    Your house is absolutely beautiful! Love the 4×4 prints of memories above the mantle! Really, love everything about this gorgeous house and your wonderful family! May The Lord continue to bless you all!

  • Alli T - You have a beautiful family! So glad she is doing so well after her surgery.

  • Angie - I love this 4×4 pics!!

  • Kelsey - Thanks for the giveaway! I love the personal touch of your wall photo collage.

  • Abby - I’d love to win and give Mpix a try! πŸ™‚

  • Monica - Inspiring photo wall!

  • Alyssa W. - I am SO glad that everything went well with the surgery and that recovery is going well! πŸ™‚ It would be great to win your giveaway!

  • jersey - what a great giveaway! *fingers crossed!*

  • Danielle - love the idea of 4×4 prints!!!

  • SCS - Nice to here the family is doing well. Perfect giveaway, I always wanted to do that to my pictures ever since I saw your first post!!

  • SCS - Nice to hear the family is doing well. Perfect giveaway, I always wanted to do that to my pictures ever since I saw your first post!!

  • Diane Wagner - I am so excited to see there was a new post! Love, love, love your family and the values you share! (Plus I would love to win!!)

  • sal2916 - your blog is so representative of what it means to be a child… looking at your photos, i feel those same feelings again. beautiful.

  • Dana - Glad to hear that 2013 is starting on a high note at your house. I discovered that I am painfully behind in printing images of my daughter. I decided 2013 would be my year to catch up. The giveaway would be welcome here! Continued blessing for your family!

  • sonja - i LOVE your blog! it is creative and real and refreshing and challenging. thank you for sharing so openly. and thank you for sharing such fun crafty ideas!!

  • Analia - I LOVE MPIX! and your pictures are of inspiration!

  • sarah marie - I would love to start a photo wall or at least a photo canvas.

  • Erica Rhodes - Thanks for giving away 4x4s!

  • Alixandria Olsen - Love that photo wall! Hoping to do something similar!!

  • Sally - Happy New Year to your gorgeous family. I love the 4×4 prints, I have the perfect spot for my arrangement of photos. Thank you. x

  • Ashley - So glad Little One is doing well! πŸ™‚ Thank you for the giveaway! πŸ™‚

  • Aubrey - Love this giveaway, Mpix is the best!

  • Amanda Kay - I just had my baby girl last Wednesday and already have so many pictures I want printed. I know this is by random but it would be such a gift from the Lord to win this!

    P.S. Thanks Ashley for sharing your life with us. The beauty God has placed in your heart overflows onto these web pages and it’s a huge encouragement to so many of us. Love, Amanda

  • Camille - I would love to try mpix! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Madeline - Gorgeous family! I love reading the updates about your sweet family. Thanks for the link to the pics. I will definitely check that out!

  • Tamara - I didn’t know about the 4×4 printing option! I’d love to have my first order be a free one. πŸ™‚

  • Julianne - Love your wall! πŸ™‚

  • Jen - Free prints would be nice!

  • Trudy - You always make wise decisions for the sake of your family.

  • Mallory - I have always love, loved that wall. So glad to hear Little One is doing so well.

  • Sarah - I would love to try the new 4×4 pics!

  • Emily Matthew - Praying for sweet Little One!

  • Kira Cover - I love this idea! I would love to do it on something that would make it moveable, but I’m not sure if a simple piece of wood would be cute or not. Thanks for the inspiration. I think I’ll keep working on how best to do this in my home.

  • katie kubler - This is a genius giveaway! Here’s to hoping I’m chosen at random, although I NEVER AM!:)

  • Kim - I love the pictures above your mantel. so very sweet.

    Id love to win the giveaway. πŸ™‚

  • Pamelotta - Oh, yeah, I made it before the cutoff! I have been wanting to put a bunch of instagram prints on a board to be the center of my gallery wall but haven’t done it yet. This would be a great way to start!

    I’m so glad Little One is doing better. Every time I think about how blessed she is to be in your family, my heart wells up with joy. Not to mention how blessed y’all are to have her! πŸ˜‰

  • Katie Simpson - I would love some 4×4 prints – I have so many instagrams of our kids that I’d love to hang in the house!

  • Allison Hocker - just started following your blog. i love your candid style and your photos are just amazing. thanks for the tips. i look forward to taking one of your photography classes soon.

  • ange - i’d love these πŸ™‚

  • Tiffany - Your photo wall inspired me to get some clear clips and try to recreate what you have. but i dont know what pictures to put up. my instagram photos are my life so if i can recreate that life on my wall with mpix 4×4…it will be awesome…especially in my new apt!!

  • Gale - Photo wall is wonderful and such a great idea! I would love to try some 4×4 photos.

  • Ginger - So glad everything has gone so well!